Interesting, but Franco looks a little too proud of himself in this. Great cartoon parts.
Howl is a 2010 American experimental film which explores both the Six Gallery debut and the 1957 obscenity trial of 20th century American poet Allen Ginsberg's noted poem Howl. The film is written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and stars James Franco as Ginsberg.
Howl explores the life and works of 20th century American poet, Allen Ginsberg. Constructed in a nonlinear fashion, the film juxtaposes historical events with a variety of cinematic techniques. It reconstructs the early life of Ginsberg during the 1940s and 1950s (as portrayed by James Franco) in black-and-white. It also reenacts Ginsberg's debut performance of "Howl" at the Six Gallery Reading on October 7, 1955. The reading (which also included performances by Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, and Philip Whalen that are not recreated in the film) was the first important public manifestation of the Beat Generation and helped to herald the West Coast literary revolution that became known as the...