‘Howl’ brings back the beat generation

November 16, 2010

The Beat Generation writers are without a doubt influential parts of both American life and culture. In the recently released film, “Howl,” documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman celebrate this poem by bringing it alive again through film.

Famous actors such as James Franco, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeff Daniels star in “Howl” and bring recognizable names and contrasting personalities to the film. The directors used black and white, color and animation provide a different, modern perspective to the story.

Read an interview with Independent Film Quarterly and the two filmmakers to learn more about “Howl.”

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