Kill Your Darlings

  • Thur Feb 13
  • Sat Feb 15
Kill Your Darlings

co-screenwriter & Cornell Asst. Prof. Austin Bunn (PMA) will host a Q&A after the Thur Feb 13 screening

John Krokidas
Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall

From screenwriter and Cornell Assistant Professor Austin Bunn comes the story of the formative years of the writers who defined the Beat Generation: William Burroughs (Ben Foster), Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston). Brought together by their desire to challenge the literary conventions of the time, they are inextricably linked after another fellow writer, Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), murders his mentor/lover, David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall). “We know who [Ginsberg] was, what he became, and how the world changed around him. But in 1944, all of that was far from self-evident, and the risks were enormous and terrifying. The achievement of Kill Your Darlings is to give a modern audience a taste of that terror, and also of the thrill and intoxication that went along with it.” (A.O. Scott, NY Times)


DCP color
1 hour 44 minutes
release year/country
2013 USA