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Howl 2010

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.


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This artistic venture is about the thought process of famed poet Allen Ginsberg , played, fantastically by James Franco. This movie looks at the highlights ideas of ultimately censorship, self image and discrimination, where it shows a trial in which people try to censor his works based on his uncompromising foul language. It's got a great score, it's original, and it makes you think. Definitely worth checking out.

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