From Jan. 21 until Jan. 29, “Howl” will screen at the Sundance Film Festival, bringing Allen Ginsberg’s life to the big screen. Defamer discovered some clips of Howl online today, giving readers a first glimpse at the biopic about the famous poet.
The film will focus on Ginsberg’s early career, as James Franco (pictured, via) will play the young poet as he pens “Howl”–the epic poem that landed him in a famous courtroom battle over obscenity. Last year, we interviewed Jeffrey Friedman, the director of the new film.
Watch the clips at Defamer and read more about the film at Sundance: “Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman navigate a seamless segue from their documentary roots to masterful storytellers. They expand the notion of how a “true story” can be realized on film by not simply relying on facts but enlisting cinematic vision to capture the Zeitgeist of an era. The amazing cast provides the extra passion and urgency that are sure to introduce HOWL to the best minds of a new generation.”