"Poetry makes nothing happen," said W.H. Auden. But he didn't live to see the impact that Alan Ginsberg's 1956 masterpiece 'Howl' had on conservative America post-WWII.
Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have created an experimental format to show the shockwaves produced by one single piece of writing. Their unorthodox approach includes a simulated interview with Ginsberg (played by James Franco), dramatisations of his life and the landmark obscenity trial his poem incited, and finally, the poem itself: imagined in surreal animation.
A deeply satisfying intellectual deconstruction and analysis of the poet as well as the poem,Howl brings Ginsberg's seminal work to yet another generation of young radicals.
"A genre-bending hybrid that brilliantly captures a pivotal moment – the birth of a counterculture." – Sundance Film Festival
D Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman P Elizabeth Redleaf, Christine Kunewa Walker, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Dist Madman Films TD 35mm/2009
|Fri 5 Nov||9:15 PM||Palace Barracks Cinema 2|
|Sat 13 Nov||6:30 PM||Palace Centro Cinema 2|