Howl USA 2010 – 90min.

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Biopic about the renowned American poet Allen Ginsberg, starring James Franco.

During the puritanical era of 1950's America, the publishing of "Howl" by the young poet Allen Ginsberg caused an uproar. His raw writing style, with its controversial content, became part of a trial during which his editor was accused of publishing obscene literature. This biopic looks at the debate that took place at the time this beatnik masterpiece was released.

Mixed-genre biopic using animation, old footage, staged interviews and photographs that shows the marvel that is Ginsberg's sensual and uncompromising poetry. After his high-performance 127 Hours, James Franco returns as the brilliant writer.



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