Here are some photos of the Sundance competitor Howl, which tells the story of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s famous obscenity trial against the State for the public reading of his controversial poem “Howl.” The film is directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, starring James Franco as Ginsberg, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm as lawyer Jake Ehrlich, who defended Lawrence Ferlinghetti (played by Andrew Rogers) for publishing the poem at his bookstore City Lights Books. David Strathairn plays prosecuting attorney Ralph McIntosh.
Photos courtesy of Slash Film:
Presumably Franco’s Ginsberg during his legendary reading of “Howl” in San Francisco at the Six Gallery in 1955.
Here’s two photos of the trial:
And here are the directors, Epstein and Friedman respectively:
Are you excited for Howl? Do you like Ginsberg’s work?