May 23, 2017

James Franco’s ‘Howl’ opens in two cities today

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: “Howl” starring James Franco as poet Allen Ginsberg opens in New York and San Francisco today and in Los Angeles a week from now before a full national rollout.

The film, which opened the Outfest Film Festival over the summer, is the story of how the young poet’s seminal work broke down societal barriers in the face of an infamous public obscenity trial Ginsberg faced after the publication of his poem, Howl. It gives Franco one of the best roles of his career.

Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Howl also boasts a very effective performance from Mad Men star Jon Hamm as the defense attorney. David Strathairn is terrific, as usual, as the prosecutor and the actors portraying the witnesses called to testify are a real all-star team that includes Jeff Daniels and Mary-Louise Parker.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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