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Debunking the Bunny Film Marathon

Free
Screen
This is a past event
Free
Screen

Dates

Friday 29 March 2024
5pm - late

Venue

Main Square

Access

Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

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Debunking The Bunny investigates our cinematic relationship with the symbol of Easter, the Bunny Rabbit, in a free film program at Fed Square.

To celebrate Easter Friday, Fed Square will again transform into a free outdoor cinema, screening playful and curious classics on the big screen that’ll make you question if the Bunny Rabbit is the symbol of Easter.

Bring your chocolate bunnies and leave your vegetables at home for a screening of Aardman’s animation Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Wererabbit (2005); wear your fedoras with the Jimmy Stewart comedy Harvey (1950); and live in a very, very mad world with the cult drama Donnie Darko (2001).

All film screenings will be subtitled.

Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Wererabbit (2005)

PG: mild suggestive language & mild themes

A parody of classic monster movies, Hammer Horror films, and the feature film debut of the beloved stop-motion duo; Curse of the Wererabbit follows Wallace and Gromit starting a pest control business, protecting the townsfolk and their prized vegetable gardens considering the giant vegetable competition coming up. But when the vegetables are being sabotaged by a mysterious rabbit monster, Wallace and Gromit are called into action by Lady Tottington to investigate.

Harvey (1950)

G: content is very mild in impact

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play, the comedy drama stars Jimmy Stweart as Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees. After his family try to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become catalysts for a family mending its wounds.

Donnie Darko (2001)

M: adult themes, medium level coarse language, sexual references, medium level violence

2001 American cult classic that launched the careers of Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, supported by Drew Barrymore and the late Patrick Swayze. The film follows troubled adolescent Donnie Darko as he receives a disturbing vision that the world will end in twenty-eight days. With the help of various characters, including a six-foot rabbit called Frank, he slowly discovers the mysterious physical and metaphysical laws that govern his life and that will lead up to the destruction of the universe.

The film includes elements that might not be suitable for some viewers. References to mental health and suicide are present in the film. Support is available at Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, and Lifeline on 13 11 14.