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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    :   Gus Van Sant, Bernard Telsey, Jawal Nga, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Brian Benson, Tiffany Little Canfield, Elizabeth Redleaf, Christine K. Walker, David Vaccari, Lynn Appelle, James Chan, Andrew Peterson, Kelly Gilpatrick, Mark Steele, Ken Bailey, Peter Hale, Bob Rosenthal
Writers    :   Rob Epstein, 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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