After 8 years in the making, and plenty of reinventions, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's film Howl has finally arrived. It screened to a select audience in NYC Monday, but has it's official premiere tomorrow night at Sundance, and the first reviews are just starting to trickle in.
A few words from James Franco in Vanity Fair appeared online, but pretty much the official first review comes from B Ruby Rich courtesy London's Guardian:
Ginsberg's Howl resounds on film
In 1955, Allen Ginsberg performed a poem about sex, drugs and race that became a battlecry for the US counterculture. It also led to an obscenity trial. B Ruby Rich on a new film about the epic Howl >>
[Allen Ginsberg, 5 Turner Terrace, Potrero Hill, San Francisco, June 1956. - Photo Snapped by Peter Orlovsky. c. Allen Ginsberg Estate]