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Drama. When the beat poet Allen Ginsberg published his controversial poem Howl in 1957 America, he was put on trial for obscenity. This film tells his story, and illustrates the poem in animation.

1 hour, 17 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Jan 2016 00:20

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Jack Arel

    Tonight at the Sands

    Composer: Jean-Claude Petit.
  • Steve Gray

    Steve's Place

  • Danny Baker

    To Have and Havier

  • Teddy Lasry

    Dim the Lights

  • Mel Young

    On the Beat

  • Teddy Lasry

    Uptown Boogie

  • George Gershwin

    Lady Be Good

    Composer: Ira Gershwin. Performer: Dizzy Gillespie. Performer: Milt Jackson. Performer: Joe Carroll.
  • Mark Matthews

    A Horace, Of Course

    Composer: Kathryn Matthews.
  • Eddie Waltman

    Forever Hers

  • Bob Dylan & The Band

    This Wheel's On Fire


Role Contributor
Allen Ginsberg James Franco
Jack Kerouac Todd Rotondi
Neal Cassady Jon Prescott
Peter Orlovsky Aaron Tveit
Ralph McIntosh David Strathairn
Jake Ehrlich Jon Hamm
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Andrew Rogers
Judge Clayton Horn Bob Balaban
Gail Potter Mary-Louise Parker
Mark Schorer Treat Williams
David Kirk Jeff Daniels
Director Jeffrey Friedman
Director Rob Epstein
Producer Jeffrey Friedman
Producer Rob Epstein
Producer Elizabeth Redleaf
Producer Christine K Walker
Writer Rob Epstein
Writer Jeffrey Friedman


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