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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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Rob Epstein (written for the screen by) | Jeffrey Friedman (written for the screen by) | Allen Ginsberg (poem)
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Opening Wknd
$ 51,185
Gross (USA)
$ 617,334
Gross (World)
$ 1,519,678
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Release date
Jan 21, 2010 (United States)

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6.8 / 10 | 11,907 votes