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Howl (2010)

R 09/24/2010 (US) Drama 1h 24m

The Obscenity Trial That Started a Revolution. The Poem That Rocked a Generation.


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.

  1. Rob Epstein

    Director, Writer

  2. Jeffrey Friedman

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. James Franco

    James Franco

    Allen Ginsberg

  2. Todd Rotondi

    Jack Kerouac

  3. Jon Prescott

    Jon Prescott

    Neal Cassady

  4. Aaron Tveit

    Aaron Tveit

    Peter Orlovsky

  5. David Strathairn

    David Strathairn

    Ralph McIntosh

  6. Jon Hamm

    Jon Hamm

    Jake Ehrlich

  7. Andrew Rogers

    Andrew Rogers

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  8. Bob Balaban

    Bob Balaban

    Judge Clayton Horn

  9. Mary-Louise Parker

    Mary-Louise Parker

    Gail Potter

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Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $1,183,258.00


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