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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
James Franco
Mary-Louise Parker
Jon Hamm
Jeff Daniels
David Strathairn
Directors
Jeffrey Friedman
Screenwriters
Jeffrey Friedman
Rob Epstein
Running Time
84 minutes

Howl
And the Beats go on...


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Howl

Plot
Docudrama about '50s Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and the writing and reception of his seminal poem Howl, the publisher of which was charged and tried for obscenity in 1956.


Verdict
With a frustrating format and poor animation, it's still worth it for Franco and the chance to engage with a key work of poetry.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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