John Krokidas and the Beat Generation

John Krokidas, Director of Kill Your Darlings is interviewed by Mattia Micucci (28 Times Cinema) at the Venice Days film festival:

Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. Three iconic figures in literature, the three main exponents of the literary beat movement. Three of the most influential writers of all time. It´s hard to believe that there was a time when they were just beginners looking for an artistic identity. The meeting between these important figures, which took place before they were anybody and were still struggling to find their artistic identity, is the subject of the first feature by John Krokidas. Quite a tricky subject for a feature debut, yet it also makes perfect sense. “There are a couple of elements that attracted me to the story. I´m gay, I had an ill parent and, more importantly, I could identify with the story about beginning as I began to make my journey to making my first film.”
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