Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Howl on film...


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]

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