Howl
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman 2010
Narrative Feature

Monday Sep 20, 2010
Sold Out

VENUE
The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side
350 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
F, J, M, Z to Delancey Street-Essex Street; B, D, Q to Grand Street

SHOW
8:00Doors Open
8:30Live Music
9:00Film begins
10:30Q and A with directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
11:30After Party with FREE Radeberger Pilsner at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St.)
In case of rain, the screening will be held indoors at the same location.

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
IFP
Oscilloscope Pictures
SOLD OUT
Tonight's show is completely full. If you have not gotten a confirmation email you are NOT on the list. There will not be additional tickets available at the door. If you didn’t not get an email confirmation, then your RSVP was too late. Sorry! But Howl opens in theaters and on cable VOD starting September 24th. Check Oscilloscope.net for details.

Howl (Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | USA | 90 min.)

Official Link: http://www.oscilloscope.net/shop/view_film.php?ID=37&r=gallery

Composed from court records, interviews, and HOWL by Allen Ginsberg. Animation inspired by ILLUMINATED POEMS by Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker.

James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg--poet, counter-culture adventurer, and chronicler of the Beat Generation. In his famously confessional, leave-nothing-out style, Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless and electrifying work of his career: the poem HOWL. Meanwhile, in a San Francisco courtroom, HOWL is on trial. Prosecutor Ralph McIntosh (Strathairn) sets out to prove that the book should be banned, while suave defense attorney Jake Ehrlich (Hamm) argues fervently for freedom of speech and creative expression. The proceedings veer from the comically absurd to the passionate as a host of unusual witnesses (Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker, Treat Williams, Alessandro Nivola) pit generation against generation and art against fear in front of conservative Judge Clayton Horn (Bob Balaban).

HOWL is simultaneously a portrait of a renegade artist breaking down barriers to find love and redemption, and an imaginative ride through a prophetic masterpiece that rocked a generation and was heard around the world.


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