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Howl

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Howl

Release Date: August 26, 2010

Year    :   2010
Slogan    :   «The Obscenity Trial That Started a Revolution. The Poem That Rocked a Generation.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Rabbit Bandini Productions, Werc Werk Works
Director    :   Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Rob Epstein, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Jeffrey Friedman
RunTime    :   84 mins.
Budget    :   5000000
Revenue    :   1183258

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.




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