White Wall Cinema''s Socially Distanced Autumn Screen & White Wall University present




DIRECTOR: Richard Kelly

STARRING: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Stu Stone, Daveigh Chase and James Duval.

One of the all time great word of mouth successes in film history, Donnie Darko was initially entirely overlooked upon its original theatrical release back in 2001. But as the years crept by, the reputation of Richard Kelly's enigmatic debut feature grew exponentially among movie lovers as a home video hit which eventually led to it's status as a fully fledged cult classic. The story of a troubled suburban teen (played by Jake Gyllenhaal in a career defining performance) who begins to hear the voice and see visions of a six foot tall bunny rabbit who prophesises Doomsday. Easily one of the best debut films ever made by a director, with it's stellar cast, iconic soundtrack, outsider teen motif, science fiction puzzle element and restrained 80s stylisation we have chosen it for the first ever White Wall University screening (much more fun than actual university) that includes a post film analysis in the shape of a fun short after film presentation about the movie Come see this cult classic back on the big screen nearly 20 years after it's original release and get deeper behind Darko with this special post film presentation. Grab your tickets now as this will be tons of early Halloween fun.

DOORS: 6.50pm*

START TIME: 7.20pm*

RUN TIME: 113 mins + 30 min post film presentation

CERT: 15

LOCATION: Wagner Hall (Regency Road, Brighton)



*Please note - doors open at 6.50pm in advance of screening times in order to give patrons extra time to enjoy safely purchase food & drink, enjoy our outside space / beer garden, take a look at our archive movie store and to allow gradual entry to your seats in a safe and easy way. Please try to allow extra time to get seated prior to the performance start time of 7.20pm. For more information about screenings and the venue please visit our Venue & Screenings Info page.


Please do not attend the screening if you are unwell or have symptoms of Covid-19. If you have bought tickets and can no longer attend as a result of Coronavirus we will happily swap your tickets for a future event of your choice, once you have finished self isolating. For more on this and our Covid-19 safety measures please visit our Covid-19 Info page.

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