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Fan Favourites of 20 Years

DONNIE DARKO

Year 2001
Runtime 113 mins
Language English
Sep 21
12:00 PM Globe Cinema - Up
Though initially a box office failure, Richard Kelly's debut feature went on to become a cult classic that continues to influence filmmakers worldwide.

Amidst the 1988 US Presidential Elections, a troubled teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal) survives a freak accident and begins having Apocalyptic visions brought to him by an invisible 6-foot tall rabbit named Frank. Convinced by Frank that he has 28 days to save his family, Donnie turns down a dark path of mayhem and destruction.

Before STRANGER THINGS combined science fiction, Spielbergian touches and ‘80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the high-water mark with this debut feature. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.

Countries

United States
Festivals
Calgary International Film Festival
Director
Richard Kelly
Executive Producer
Chris J. Ball, Drew Barrymore, Casey La Scala, Hunt Lowry, Aaron Ryder, William Tyrer
Producer
Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick
Screenwriter
Richard Kelly
Cinematographer
Steven Poster
Editor
Sam Bauer, Eric Strand
Music
Michael Andrews
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Beth Grant