Howl (2010)

Date/Time: Tuesday , Jun 4 | 2–3:30pm
Admission: Free in conjunction with Free First Tuesdays
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About the Program

In celebration of Allen Ginsberg’s birthday, the CJM screens Howl, a great primer to one of the most important poems of the twentieth century, “Howl,” and the accompanying obscenity trial that changed modern literature. Film directed by Rob Epstein and starring James Franco, Mary Louise Parker; animation by Eric Drooker (84 min, 2010).

Presented in conjunction with Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg.

 Photo courtesy Werc Werk Works


Free First Tuesdays are made possible by the Alexander M. & June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation.


Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at the CJM are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, and Alyse Mason Brill and Nathan Brill.




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