Howl

A FILM BY Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein

Outstanding!
-Kirk Honeycutt,THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
What Ginsberg's poem might have sounded and felt like at the moment of its creation...It takes a familiar, celebrated piece of writing and makes it come alive.
-A.O. Scott,NEW YORK TIMES
Howl"" is an exemplary work of literary criticism on film""
-A.O. Scott,NEW YORK TIMES
A response to a work of art that is art itself.
-Jennie Yabroff,NEWSWEEK
Rhapsodically beautiful...Franco is the movie's perfect center.
-David Edelstein,NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Synopsis

James Franco stars as counter-culture revolutionary Allen Ginsberg, who recounts the road trips, love affairs and search for personal liberation that led to the most electrifying work of his career: the poem Howl. Meanwhile, in a San Francisco courtroom, Howl is on trial as prosecutor Ralph McIntosh (David Strathairn), defense attorney Jake Ehrlich (Jon Hamm), and a host of witnesses (Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker, Treat Williams) debate the artistic merits of the controversial poem, and whether or not it should be banned from publication.

Release Date

Thursday, October 07, 2010
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 85 min.
Year: 2010

CREDITS

CAST
Aaron Tveit
David Strathairn
Jon Hamm
Jon Prescott
Todd Rotondi
James Franco
DIRECTED BY
Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein

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PHOTOS

Allen Ginsberg (James Franco). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Jake Ehrlich (Jon Hamm). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Directors Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein on the set of HOWL. Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Allen Ginsberg (James Franco). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Gail Potter (Mary-Louise Parker). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Allen Ginsberg (James Franco). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Allen Ginsberg (James Franco). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Left to Right: Peter Orlovsky (Aaron Tveit) and Allen Ginsberg (James Franco). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Ralph McIntosh (David Strathairn). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Ralph McIntosh (David Strathairn). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Allen Ginsberg (James Franco). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Allen Ginsberg (James Franco). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Left to Right: Allen Ginsberg (James Franco) and Jack Kerouac (Todd Rotondi). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Left to Right: Neal's Girlfriend (Nancy Spence), Allen Ginsberg (James Franco) and Neal Cassady (Jon Prescott). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Allen Ginsberg (James Franco). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Left to Right: Allen's Girlfriend (Kadance Frank), Allen Ginsberg (James Franco), Jack Kerouac (Todd Rotondi) and Jack's Girlfriend (Heather Klar).Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Ralph McIntosh (David Strathairn). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Center to Right: Neal Cassady (Jon Prescott) and Peter Orlovsky (Aaron Tveit).Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Allen Ginsberg (James Franco). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Allen Ginsberg (James Franco). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.
Jake Ehrlich (Jon Hamm). Photo Credit JoJo Whilden.