It’s San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, society’s reaction (the obscenity trial), and mind-expanding animation that echoes the startling originality of the poem itself. All three coalesce in a genre-bending hybrid that brilliantly captures a pivotal moment-the birth of a counterculture.
Howl kicks off Reel Pride Richmond on November 5 as part of the festival’s opening night gala. Watch the trailer below.
Reel Pride Richmond is Richmond’s Second Annual LGBT Film Festival presented by ROSMY. The festival takes place November 5th & 6th at the Gottwald Playhouse at Richmond CenterStage. For ticket prices and a complete schedule, visit http://reelpriderichmond.org. GayRVA is a proud sponsor of Reel Pride Richmond.