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Directed by: Rob Epstein , Jeffrey Friedman

Cast: James Franco , Jon Hamm , Mary-Louise Parker , Jeff Daniels , Alessandro Nivola , David Strathairn , Treat Williams , Bob Balaban

Studio: Oscilloscope Pictures

Genre: Drama

Official Site: N/A

Release Date: September 24, 2010 (limited)

Plot:

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-exp... (more)

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.

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