Featuring James Franco in a very realistic take on Ginsberg, Howl is much more than a biopic. It interweaves a straight and transcendent reading of the epic poem Howl by Franco/Ginsberg with the story of Ginsbergs obscenity trial stemming from the poem and an indescribable animated sequence of pure Howl imagery by graphic novelist and illustrator Eric Drooker topping the whole thing off.
See it and get some added insights tonight when the Naropa Institutes Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, of which Ginsberg was a founder, hosts the Colorado premiere of Howl at 7:30 p.m. at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street in Boulder (it opens in Denver Friday at the Regency Tamarac and will also screen again in Boulder at CUs International Film Series on October 21 and 22). A panel discussion with Naropa faculty and alumni Junior Burke, Lisa Birman and Jim Cohn follows the screening; admission is $15. Reserve tickets at www.bouldertheater.com or call 303-786-7030.
Tue., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2010