Trailer Tuesday: Kill Your Darlings

Every Tuesday, I will post a trailer I saw in the past week that I felt was worth sharing.

The film is based on the true events of 1944, which pulled together the legends of the beat generation (Ginsberg, Burroughs, Kerouac) and culminated in David Kammerer’s murder by Lucien Carr, another prominent member of the beats’ inner circle.

The directorial debut of John Krokidas debuted in the Sundance festival earlier this year, and as of now has a 100 percent rating based on 12 reviews. In my experience, this typically means the movie is either very mediocre, or very great.

Amongst notable factors in the film is the starring role of Daniel Radcliffe in the role of Allen Ginsberg, which may finally give the young actor a real career outside of Harry Potter fame. Daniel DeHaan (Chronicle) also has a prominent role as Lucien Carr. After The Place Beyond the Pines, the thesp is really becoming known for delivering in challenging roles. Kill Your Darlings also features Elizabeth Olsen, and Michael C. Hall (who is about to finish his eight-year stint as Dexter).

The film will have a limited release in October, after being currently shown in the Toronto International Film Festival.


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