Watch: Official Trailer for James Franco's Ginsberg Film 'Howl'

July 15, 2010
Source: The AV Club

Howl Trailer

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 from YouTube:

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 Sundance Film Festival this year as Opening Night Film, and is being distributed by Oscilloscope Pictures in the US. Howl will arrive in limited US theaters starting on September 24th this fall. I'm not sure too many will see it. Anyone interested in watchhing?

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They might be on to something here... maybe they haven't nailed everything down just right but I'm definitely interested.

Danny on Jul 15, 2010


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MARS on Jul 15, 2010


i'm interested........but i don't like the sound of the animated reimagining of the poem.......nope, don't like that AT ALL!

beavis on Jul 15, 2010


so sold reminds me of Im Not There and that movie was fucking perfect!

DoomCanoe on Jul 15, 2010


Jon Hamm is totally Don Draper in this trailer.

Shane on Jul 15, 2010


yeah I'm in! as DoomCanoe said its like I'm Not There, and that's a damn good thing.

Xerxex on Jul 15, 2010


I like James Franco, but boring biopics just aren't my thing.

Craig on Jul 15, 2010


Looks pretty good to me! James Franco likes gay guys.

dwin on Jul 15, 2010

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