Kill Your Darlings
Kill Your Darlings - Trailer
Director John KrokidasYear 2013Genre(s) Dramas
Allen Ginsberg is a Beat Generation writer, with no idea that his venture to New York to attend Columbia University will hold more than just a promising future career-wise. It's there that he meets Lucien Carr; a slightly unhinged but ambitious, intelligent and extremely good looking fellow student who enjoys wild partying with his wealthy friend William Burroughs and, later, Jack Kerouac. As Allen and Lucien become closer, the latter's much older friend - a professor named David Kammerer - becomes increasingly jealous, threatening Allen who discovers that he has been following Lucien from city to city over a few years. Although Allen insists that they must find a way to prevent this incessant stalking, he is deeply shocked when David's body is discovered in the Hudson River, with Lucien held as prime suspect for stabbing him to death. Allen now faces a dilemma; to either use his skills in writing to make sure his friend is liberated, or reveal what he now believes is the truth to all.
'Kill Your Darlings' is the staggering true story of the lives of the Beat Generation poets of the 1940s. It has been directed by John Krokidas in his feature film debut and he co-writes the screenplay with Austin Bunn. The movie was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and is set for release on November 8th 2013.
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