Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 31st at 5:30pm for Howl at the West End Cinema . Look for Craig wearing a black baseball cap with an orange “P” in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Young Allen Ginsberg (James Franco) recounts in his famously confessional, leave-nothing-out style the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless and electrifying work of his career, the poem “Howl.” Meanwhile, in a San Francisco courtroom, “Howl” is on trial. Prosecutor Ralph McIntosh sets out to prove that the book should be banned, while defense attorney Jake Ehrlich argues fervently for freedom of speech and creative expression. The proceedings veer from the comically absurd to the fervently passionate. “Howl” mashes up genres and rides wild emotions as it reveals all the ways a fearless work of art impacted its creator and the world. Directed by Jeffrey Friedman. Starring James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Treat Williams, Bob Balaban.
Please note: this is West End Cinema’s opening weekend, as well as the opening weekend and only venue for Howl in the district; you should plan your ticket purchase accordingly.