57th BFI London Film Festival | Pick of the Day: Thursday 17th October – Kill Your Darlings


Post-Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe continues to prove his daring and ambition as an actor with his leading role as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in this startling biopic exploring a shocking but little known episode from the writer’s early life. Set in 1944 New York, when Ginsberg was a freshman student at Colombia University, the film charts his friendships with fellow writers William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, but the heart of the story is his relationship with Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), the charismatic but unstable fellow student to whom Ginsberg would later dedicate his most famous poem, Howl.

Kill Your Darlings
 shows at the Odeon West End at 9pm tonight; and at the VueWest End at 3pm on Friday 18th October.

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