Directed by: Richard Kelly Script: Richard Kelly Producer: Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick Production company: Darko Entertainment Cinematography: Steven B. Poster Editing: Sam Bauer Music: Michael Andrews Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, James Duval, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross, Drew Barrymore, Noah Wyle, Patrick Swayze
Format: boja, color, video Running time: 113 min
Synopsis October 2nd, 1988: just another ordinary day in Donnie Darko’s teen-aged existence. He’s taken his medication, watched Dukakis and Bush debate, and had dinner with the family. Then comes an outrageous accident. Out of the blue, a 2,000 pound jet engine plummets from the sky and crashes into Donnie’s bedroom, obliterating it. Luckily, Donnie isn’t in bed. Or is it luck? As Donnie begins to explore what it means to still be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time and destiny. From 26 year-old first-time writer-director Richard Kelly comes the provocative Donnie Darko, a genre-busting fable that blasts the American suburban drama into a wildly imaginative realm of time travel, alternative universes and the manipulation of one’s fate. But at the core of Donnie Darko is the simple story of a boy trying to make a stand in a lonely, chaotic world – and discovering that every little thing he does counts on a cosmic scale.
Directors Biography Richard Kelly (born March 28, 1975 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American film director and writer, best known for 2001's debut Donnie Darko. Kelly attended Midlothian Hig School before getting a scholarship and moving to Southern California to study at the USC School of Cinema-Television. He made two short films at USC, The Goodbye Place and Visceral Matter, before graduating in 1997. He has written scripts for film adaptations of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Crade and Louis Sachar's Holes, although neither was produced. His fourth film, Southland Tales (2007) is less praised than his feature debut. Kelly's production company Darko Entertainment is preparing new sci-fi horror 'The Box' starring James Marsden and Cameron Diaz.
Location and screening schedule: BUG cinema &TD, Tuesday, October 21st at 21.00