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Release Date: September 24, 2010 (limited)
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Screenwriter: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Starring: James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels
Genre: Biography, Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for strong sexual content including language and images, and for some drug material)
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Plot Summary: Starring James Franco in a career-defining performance as Allen Ginsberg, "Howl" is the story of how the young poet's seminal work broke down societal barriers in the face of an infamous public obscenity trial. In his famously confessional style, Ginsberg poet, counter-culture icon, and chronicler of the Beat Generation recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to "Howl," the most timeless work of his career. "Howl" interweaves three stories: the unfolding of the landmark 1957 obscenity trial; an imaginative animated ride through the prophetic masterpiece; and a unique portrait of a man who found new ways to express himself, and in doing so, changed his own life and galvanized a generation.

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