For those of you unfamiliar with the movie – no doubt a minority of Beatdom readers – it is directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, and stars James Franco, Jeff Daniels and Mary-Louise Parker. The movie is part-animated, featuring artist Eric Drooker’s illustrated version of the poem alongside the storyline of Ginsberg’s obscenity defense trial.
In Issue Five of Beatdom we interviewed the directors of Howl. You can read that here.
For more Beat Generation-inspired movies, see our Beat Movie List.
You can read more about Howl in these publications:
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