Join us for another season of cult cinema classics, screened deep within the Redcliffe Caves – it’s an unforgettable way to discover, or rediscover, some of the silver screen’s hidden gems, sleeper hits and genre favourites. Venture underground into one of the most unique locations in Bristol, themed like a military bunker specially for the occasion. Treat yourself to a beer onsite from our festival partners, Wickwar Wessex Brewing, and forget the outside world for a couple of hours…
The Underground Cinema series continues into Saturday evening with Donnie Darko, one of the 21st Century’s true cult sensations.
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Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a troubled teenager in surbuban America, with a difference: he has been informed in visions that the world will end in four weeks. As he tries to uncover the truth behind his dreams, he is influenced by three figures: Gretchen, his newfound love; a mysterious former teacher nicknamed ‘Grandma Death; a terrifying rabbit-shaped spectre called Frank, who begins to assert control over Donnie’s increasingly erratic actions.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal | Jena Malone | Drew Barrymore | Maggie Gyllenhaal | Patrick Swayze
Director: Richard Kelly
Screenplay: Richard Kelly
Producer: Sean McKittrick | Nancy Juvonen | Adam Fields
THEY SAY: “Like gathering storm clouds, Donnie Darko creates an atmosphere of eerie calm and mounting menace —and stands as one of the most exceptional movies of 2001″ – Jean Oppenheimer, LA New Times, 2001
WE SAY: Hypnotic, haunting and utterly compelling, Donnie Darko is a must-watch – part horror, part mystery and part sci-fi drama, it defies easy categorisation. It’s all the more impressive that writer/director Richard Kelly was only 24 when he started production on the film!