Watch: Official Trailer for James Franco's Ginsberg Film Howl
Oscilloscope Pictures has debuted the official trailer for Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman's Howl, originally on The AV Club (embed below courtesy of The Playlist). Howl is that experimental trippy indie flick about poet Allen Ginsberg, as played by James Franco. Before its premiere at Sundance, we were hyping this up with a lot of photos of Franco in character as Ginsberg. But once it premiered, interest nearly died, mostly because all of the critics saw it and most of them disliked it. It's just way too wacky, but maybe that's you're thing. This trailer delves into that a little bit, but definitely gives you a sense of what to expect, so have fun!
Watch the official trailer for Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman's Howl:
Indie drama centered on the obscenity trial Allen Ginsberg faced after the publication of his poem, Howl.
Howl is written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and was executive producer by Gus Van Sant. The film surrounds the 1957 obscenity trial that resulted from the publication of Ginsberg's three-part poem, which teemed with drug use and sexuality (both hetero and homo). It will also include an "animated re-imagining" of the poem. This first premiered at the Sundane Film Festival earlier this year as the Opening Night Film and is being distributed by Oscilloscope Pictures in the US. Howl will arrive in limited theaters starting on September 24th this fall. I'm not sure many will see it. Anyone interested in checking it out?