Dane DeHaan star of the opening night film "Kill Your Darlings" posed at the red carpet outside Guild Hall on Thursday night. Morgan McGivern, photos
The Hamptons International Film Festival officially kicked off with a screening of "Kill Your Darlings," John Krokidas's film about Allen Ginsberg's first year at Columbia University and the real life person who brought him together with Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs in New York City just when World War II was nearing its end.
Dane DeHaan gives a haunting performance as Lucian Carr, a friend, muse, and paramour to several of the characters. He and the director attended the screenings on Thursday night and the VIP reception at c/o the Maidstone preceding the film.
Mr. Krokidas said it was the film festival's director, Anne Chaisson, who was instrumental in helping him get the funding and support he needed to complete the film. The film was also produced by Christine Vachon who is head of Stony Brook Southampton's new film program.