Howl (2010)

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.

Directing:
  • Rob Epstein
  • Jeffrey Friedman

Writing:
  • Jeffrey Friedman
  • Rob Epstein

Stars:
Release Date: 2010-08-26
themoviedb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 84
  • Budget: $5,000,000
  • Revenue: $1,183,258
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