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Actor Dane DeHaan, director John Krokidas, and Hamptons International Film Festival Artistic Director David Nugent attend the 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival
With a loose, heady energy that echoes a Beat poem, John Krokidas’ impressive feature film debut tracks the meeting of Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs during Ginsberg’s early days at Columbia University. They forge a bond looking for a “new vision”––daring each other to innovate and redefine their voices––and splinter apart when one of them becomes involved in a murder in 1944. Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan lead an exceptional cast that also features Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Huston as Kerouac, and an almost unrecognizable Ben Foster as Burroughs.
John Krokidas received his B.A. in Theater and American Studies from Yale University, where he studied acting before attending New York University‘s Graduate Film Program. He wrote and directed two short films at NYU. His first, SHAME NO MORE played at over seventy film festivals around the world and sold to ten countries airing on such channels as Arte and Canal Plus before becoming part of the short-film collection QUEER AS F**K and airing on IFC and PBS in the United States. His second short film, SLO-MO premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and went on to play Sundance before airing on HBO, PBS and the Sundance Channel. Krokidas wrote and directed a PSA starring Jack Nicholson (JACK AND HILL) for the 2008 Presidential Election that was chosen by CNN as one of their “Best Political Ads of the Year.” And in 2011, Krokidas was chosen by “The Advocate” magazine as one of their Top 40 Under 40. KILL YOUR DARLINGS marks Krokidas‘ feature directorial debut. He was recently named one of Variety’s Top Ten Directors to watch for 2013.
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