Arts

HOWL - Special Screening

Sponsored by Department of Art & Art History

When

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Where

Annenberg Auditorium

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650-723-3404

This event is open to:
Everyone

Admission
Free

Event Details:

Q&A to follow with film directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman


SYNOPSIS

Starring James Franco in a career-defining performance as Allen Ginsberg, HOWL is the story of how the young poet’s seminal work broke down societal barriers and its attempted suppression through an infamous public obscenity trial.  In his famously confessional style, Ginsberg – poet, counter-culture icon, and chronicler of the Beat Generation – recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to HOWL, the most timeless work of his career.  HOWL interweaves three stories: the unfolding of the landmark 1957 obscenity trial; an imaginative animated ride through the prophetic masterpiece; and a unique portrait of a man who found new ways to express himself, and in doing so, changed his own life and galvanized a generation.

Admission Info

Free and open to the public

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