, an American independent film producer, will visit Middlebury College on April 13 to present Kill Your Darlings
, which her company, Killer Films, produced in 2013.
The film stars Daniel (Harry Potter
) Radcliffe as a young Allen Ginsberg, who, as a student at Columbia University in the 1940s, finds himself caught in a web of love, literary aspirations and murder. The film is based on actual events in Ginsberg's fascinating life.
Vachon is a figure of nearly unparalleled importance over the last 25 years of American independent film. She's produced films by such artists as Todd Solondz
); John Cameron Mitchell
(Hedwig and the Angry Inch
); and Todd Haynes
, for whom she has produced five features including his breakthrough, Poison
, and Far From Heaven
, Velvet Goldmine
Vachon is also behind numerous short films and other works. Her reputation as a cultivator of new cinematic talent is well deserved, and her films have won many awards.
Christine Vachon presents Kill Your Darlings
on Sunday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. at Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College. The event is free and open to the public.