“ I’ve heard the strange madness long growing in your soul, in your isolation but you fortunate in your ignorance. You who have suffered find where love hides, give, share, lose, lest we die unbloomed.”
It’s a love story of sorts. Ginsberg falls hard for fellow student Lucien Carr, a smoulder-ball of danger and charisma (played by Dane DeHaan, channeling the holy trinity of Johnny Depp, River Phoenix and James Dean). Lucien has the temperament of a genius, though not the skills. His genius is for living [.] (x)
Elizabeth Olsen and Jack Huston star alongside Ben Foster, Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, and Michael C. Hall in John Krokidas’ feature length directorial debut, Kill Your Darlings, which premiered during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Daniel Radcliffe fearlessly takes on the role of the young Ginsberg on a journey of discovery—to find his sexuality and his voice as a writer. Cowriter/director John Krokidas takes on this less-explored early chapter of the Beats and captures the period with visual flair, kinetic energy, and imagination. Kill Your Darlings is the riveting true story of a crime, a friendship, and the nexus that spawned a cultural movement.
Ben Foster and Elizabeth Olsen have premiered a total of 11 films at the Festival between 2006 and 2013. Their most recent, Kill Your Darlings, opens in LA and NYC on October 16 and expands beginning October 25.