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 momentthe birth of a counterculture.
|Cast:||James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels, Aaron Tveit|
|Director:||Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein|
|Producer(s):||Christine K. Walker, Elizabeth Redleaf|
|Writer(s):||Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman|