Watch Howl (2010)
Genre: Drama Biography Romance
Runtime: 84 min
Director: Rob EpsteinJeffrey Friedman
Stars: James Franco Todd Rotondi Jon Prescott Aaron Tveit David Strathairn Jon Hamm Andrew Rogers Bob Balaban Mary-Louise Parker Heather Klar Kaydence Frank Treat Williams Joe Toronto Johary Ramos Nancy Spence
Synopsis: 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 animation that echoes the poem's surreal style. All three coalesce in hybrid that dramatizes the birth of a counterculture.