We’ll be seeing alot of James Franco in the next 12 months with Rise of The Apes, Eat,Pray,Love, 127 hours and now HOWL
Franco plays poet Alan Ginsberg who is a leader in the 1950’s Beat generation and the movie focuses on the obscenity trial he was involved in 1957.The movie has done the festival run and came back with alot of rave reviews and now September 24th the movie will be released stateside, no UK/Irish date has been confirmed
plot: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. –imdb
The movie stars Jeff Daniels, Mary Louise Parker, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Alessandro Niovla with Rob Epstein directingVodpod videos no longer available.