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Howl (2010)

imdb rating6.7Rotten Tomatoes rating63%Metacritic rating63%
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.


portraitRob Epstein
portraitJeffrey Friedman


portraitJames Franco - Allen Ginsberg
portraitJon Hamm - Jake Ehrlich
portraitMary-Louise Parker - Gail Potter
portraitTreat Williams - Mark Schorer
portraitJeff Daniels - Professor David Kirk
portraitDavid Strathairn - Ralph McIntosh
portraitAlessandro Nivola - Luther Nichols
portraitAaron Tveit - Peter Orlovsky
portraitBob Balaban - Judge Clayton Horn
portraitAllen Ginsberg - Himself
portraitSean Patrick Reilly - Six Gallery
portraitJon Prescott - Neal Cassady
portraitTodd Rotondi - Jack Kerouac
portraitAlex Emanuel - Six Gallery
portraitCecilia Foss - Beatnik Poet
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