Howl (2010)
R
84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.
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Writers
Rob Epstein (written for the screen by) | Jeffrey Friedman (written for the screen by) | Allen Ginsberg (poem)
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Release date
Jan 21, 2010 (United States)

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James Franco
Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg   See fewer
Todd Rotondi
Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac   See fewer
Jon Prescott
Neal Cassady Neal Cassady   See fewer
Aaron Tveit
Peter Orlovsky Peter Orlovsky   See fewer
David Strathairn
Ralph McIntosh Ralph McIntosh   See fewer
Jon Hamm
Jake Ehrlich Jake Ehrlich   See fewer
Andrew Rogers
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti   See fewer
Bob Balaban
Judge Clayton Horn Judge Clayton Horn   See fewer
Mary-Louise Parker
Gail Potter Gail Potter   See fewer
Heather Klar
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Kaydence Frank
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Treat Williams
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Joe Toronto
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Johary Ramos
Hustler Hustler   See fewer
Nancy Spence
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Alessandro Nivola
Luther Nichols Luther Nichols   See fewer
Jeff Daniels
David Kirk David Kirk   See fewer
Allen Ginsberg
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Paige Allen
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Nikki Borges
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Erica Leigh Boseski
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Deborah Bowman
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Olmo Cefa
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Margo Curry
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Alex Emanuel
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Cecilia Foss
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Michael Patrick Gough
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Diane Hess
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Anna Kuchma
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Paul Jude Letersky
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Carl Low
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Rob Tode
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Lisa Whitt
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Jeremiah Alexander
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Katherine Boyle
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Peter Bush
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Martin Kalwill
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Jeffrey Feingold
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