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Kill Your Darlings up for The Sutherland Award at the London Film Festival

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KILL YOUR DARLINGS, the new film starring Daniel Radcliffe, is in contention to win the Sutherland Award at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival.

The film will be in the First Feature Competition which recognizes the most original and imaginative directorial debut.

KILL YOUR DARLINGS has been on the receiving end of critical acclaim at a number of other film festivals this year including Sundance and Venice, and has also been selected as a Gala Presentation at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, leading an ensemble cast including Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr; Ben Foster as William Burroughs; Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac; Michael C. Hall, David Cross, Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Elizabeth Olsen.

Directed by first time filmmaker John Krokidas, KILL YOUR DARLINGS is a coming-of-age tale based on actual events and the previously untold story of the men who went on to become the great poets of the beat generation.

Set in the 1940’s during the early days of the literary revolution when these young men first meet at Columbia University, KILL YOUR DARLINGS is a story of friendship, obsession, jealousy and genius, their self-proclaimed brilliance suddenly stained by the brutal murder of David Kammerer which both consecrated and fractured their early fellowship.

You can watch the trailer below.

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