Monday, August 9, 2010
"Howl" is the biopic on Allen Ginsberg and his poem that featured the taboo subjects, at the time, of drug use and homosexuality. This poetry caused Mr.Ginsberg in 1957 to face charges of obscenity. The film recently played at the Los Angeles Outfest Film Festival, which unfortunately I missed, as well as the festivals in San Francisco, Berlin and Sundance. James Franco plays Ginsberg and the film features David Strathairm, Jeff Daniels, Treat Williams, Mary-Louise Parker and "Mad Men" 's Jon Hamm.
"Howl" is due in U.S. theaters on September 24, 2010.