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.
|Production Company||:||Rabbit Bandini Productions, Werc Werk Works|
|Casts||:||James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker, Treat Williams, Jeff Daniels, David Strathairn|
The Obscenity Trial That Started a Revolution. The Poem That Rocked a Generation.