|Kill Your Darlings|
American filmmaker John Krokidas will discuss Kill Your Darlings, his 2013 movie about the birth of the Beat movement in 1940s New York, at an event on London on 30 August.
The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as the aspiring Allen Ginsberg heading to New York’s Columbia University in 1943, where he encounters the likes of Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
The movie follows Ginsberg as he explores experiment verse, drugs, drink and his homosexuality. The focal point of the drama is Ginsberg’s relationship with classmate Lucien Carr, a talented but manipulative iconoclast.
The film stars co-stars Dane DeHanan as Lucien Carr and Ben Foster as Burroughs.
The screening and Q&A has been organised by Guerilla Zoo with the University of East London. The event takes place in the main lecure theatre of the university’s Docklands campus.