Howl

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Release Date: September 24, 2010 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: January 11, 2011

R | 1h 30m | Drama


It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, society's reaction (the obscenity trial), and mind-expanding animation that echoes the startling originality of the poem itself. All three coalesce in a genre-bending hybrid that brilliantly captures a pivotal moment—the birth of a counterculture.

Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein
Studio: Oscilloscope Pictures
Producer(s): Christine K. Walker, Elizabeth Redleaf
Cast: James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels, Aaron Tveit
Writer(s): Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Official Site: http://howlthemovie.com

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