About the film
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Release Date: August 26, 2010
|Slogan||:||«The Obscenity Trial That Started a Revolution. The Poem That Rocked a Generation.»|
|Production Companies||:||Rabbit Bandini Productions, Werc Werk Works|
|Director||:||Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman|
|Writers||:||Rob Epstein, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Jeffrey Friedman|
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.