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Summary James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg poet, counter-culture adventurer and chronicler of the Beat Generation. In his famously confessional, leave-nothing-out style, Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless and electrifying work of his career, the poem HOWL. M...

Howl
Metascore Generally favorable Based on 24 Critic Reviews
63
User Score Generally favorable Based on 24 User Ratings
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Summary James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg poet, counter-culture adventurer and chronicler of the Beat Generation. In his famously confessional, leave-nothing-out style, Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless and electrifying work of his career, the poem HOWL. M...

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Production Company Werc Werk Works, Telling Pictures, RabbitBandini Productions, Radiant Cool
Release Date Sep 24, 2010
Duration 1 h 24 m
Rating R
Tagline The Obscenity Trial That Started a Revolution. The Poem That Rocked a Generation.
GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics
2 Nominations
National Board of Review, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Central Ohio Film Critics Association
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination