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Howl

Rated R for strong sexual content including language and images, and for some drug material.

R In Theaters 09/24/2010 , 90min.
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Plot & Details

Starring James Franco in a career-defining performance as Allen Ginsberg, 'Howl' is the story of how the young poet's seminal work broke down societal barriers in the face of an infamous public obscenity trial. In his famously confessional style, Ginsberg--poet, counter-culture icon, and chronicler of the Beat Generation--recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to 'Howl', the most timeless work of his career. 'Howl' interweaves three stories: the unfolding of the landmark 1957 obscenity trial; an imaginative animated ride through the prophetic masterpiece; and a unique portrait of a man who found new ways to express himself, and in doing so, changed his own life and galvanized a generation.

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 National Board of Review Freedom of Expression Award Won

San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Seattle International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Seattle International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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