Apr 24 2008

FREE TICKETS To The Delightfully Deranged Donnie Darko

Published by at 5:57 pm under Blog,Movies

I remember watching Donnie Darko for the first time (about two hours before watching it for the second time). It was on DVD after the initial spate of interest in the movie. Being that I am as superficial as Paris Hilton at a Beauty Pageant, I don’t tend to rush out and watch these arty movies, especially when they are described as oh-my-god-you-have-to-see-this-movie-it’s -so-weird-and-really-great-oh-my-god. But we were down in cork at there was a special offer in HMV or Virgin or Tower or whatever it is they have down there. We bought a bunch of โ‚ฌ3.99 DVD’s, one of which was this off the wall semi-sci-fi drama with Jake Gyllenhaal.

I was immediately disappointed. Disappointed that I hadn’t bought it sooner, disappointed that I didn’t believe the hype, disappointed that I didn’t take the time to see it in the cinema. Well, as part of the Cinemagic’s Festival of Film and Television for (and by) Young People, I have the opportunity to see it on the big screen in Cineworld.

I have no intention of giving any credit to Darragh Doyle, who has provided tickets for the Tuesday 29th showing of Donnie Darko in Cineworld Cinema on Parnell Street. Nor do I plan on thanking him for giving me the opportunity to share a number of tickets with readers of this blog.

If you would like to join me to see this wonderful movie, please drop me a mail or leave a comment requesting tickets. They’re free!!! The film starts at 6.30pm on Tuesday 29th April and I would love to drag people into Keating’s Church, the bar on Mary’s Street, for drinks and chattery afterwards.

Donnie Darko

Set in the small town of Middlesex, USA at the end of the Reagan era, it tells the story of a disturbed teenager, Donnie, who has visions of Frank, a man in a fake-fur suit and rabbit mask.

Frank leads Donnie to commit crimes while he is sleepwalking and tells him that the end of the world is fast approaching.

At school Donnie makes friends with new girl, Gretchen, who is trying to escape her abusive father. Together they try to understand Donnie’s neurosis, however both their futures are changed forever when Donnie, following Frank’s instructions, takes drastic actions against local self-help guru Jim Cunningham.

A series of events are set in motion that are only disrupted further by Donnie’s traveling back in time.


Please check out Cinemagic’s website or Darragh Doyle’s blog for further information about this great festival.

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “FREE TICKETS To The Delightfully Deranged Donnie Darko”

  1. Anthonyon 24 Apr 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Great film alright. I’ll take a couple of tickets if they’re still going.

  2. darraghon 24 Apr 2008 at 8:10 pm

    you know, if i weren’t so chilled right now i’d have to point out things like keating’s not being keating’s but The Church since last September when it was sold, that ’twas not me offering tickets but the lovely Claire at the non-profit bringing-the-magic-of-cinema-to-young-people Cinemagic festival and that thanks for the linkage is in order. But I’m too chilled to do any of that. That’s what champagne will do for you, eh?

  3. Darrenon 24 Apr 2008 at 10:13 pm

    @Anto Absopositively! I’m looking forward to seeing it again.

    @Darragh You have Champagne? Where’s mine?

  4. Darren.. tooon 25 Apr 2008 at 1:52 pm

    I’ll take a couple if they are going chief?

  5. Darren.. tooon 25 Apr 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Oh wait, Tuesday is the Man u match……. Not a chance I’m missing that. I have Donnie on DVD

  6. Darrenon 25 Apr 2008 at 2:13 pm

    @D2 Feck the match. You can SkyPlus it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Anthonyon 25 Apr 2008 at 2:35 pm

    NNNNNNooooooooo!! I had forgotten about the United match. Afraid I’m going to have to skip this Darren. ๐Ÿ™ If I’m watching it in town I’ll stop by The Church afterwards though.

  8. Darrenon 25 Apr 2008 at 2:41 pm

    @ Anto ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ No bother! Alcohol will await you.

  9. Anthonyon 27 Apr 2008 at 2:21 am

    I know Darren. ๐Ÿ™ With the Chelsea result today it’s even more important we do the business on Tuesday.

  10. Letteon 28 Apr 2008 at 2:55 pm

    yup one of my favorite movies, although the rabbit still traumatises me a tad, great watch tho ๐Ÿ™‚

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