Darko at Midnight

It’s hard for websites to provide the same kind of creepy experience of a movie. The Donnie Darko site does just this. It’s a labyrinth of dark http:// tunnels, cross-referencing each other and back to the movie. In addition the URLs and document directories speak in their own language, which is not your standard site structure directories. I’ve seen a lot of people try to do “art” website that fail to give an experience different from your standard web site, but the Darko site does just that. Successful discombobulation.

What does this have to do with LA? Well, Donnie Darko is playing at the NuArt Theatre, on Wilshire near the 405 this Friday at midnight.

Maybe you already know about Donnie Darko – but if you don’t you have a strange suburban down the rabbit hole adventure in store for you. Synopsis goes as:

Donnie is an unstable teenager in a not-quite-normal suburbia whose existence becomes even more surreal after a dislocated jet engine crashes into his room. Following that, he has a vision of a six-foot rabbit named Frank who tells him the world will end in 28 days. Twenty minutes of newly added, never-before-seen footage highlights this modern cult classic about a disenchanted teenager trying to make a stand in a lonely, chaotic world.

I’ll see you there. Or maybe I’ve already seen you there. Or just spend some time traveling the website.

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