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Spring 2014 Film Series

March 14, 2014 / 7:00 PM


Donnie Darko
Directed by Richard Kelly
Released: 2001

Starring -
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jena Malone
Mary McDonnell




Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal, October Sky) is a somewhat troubled teenager. His parents have been worried about him lately. Donnie got in trouble when he was a kid for burning down an empty barn and spent some time in juvenile detention. Ever since, Donnie has been seeing a psychologist, and he's been forced to take medication. One night, Donnie has a strange experience. He is visited by a giant rabbit named Frank, who tells Donnie to go outside. Donnie goes outside and is shown a vision. Then Frank tells Donnie that the world is going to end in 28 days. That same night, a jet engine falls out of the sky and crashes into the Darko home. It lands in Donnie's room. It would have killed Donnie, but fortunately Donnie's strange vision had led him outside.

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