Het levensverhaal van Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), de rebelse beatpoet o.a. bekend van het gedicht 'Howl'.
Howl / written and dir. by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
Rob Epstein Jeffrey Friedman
Carter Burwell 1955-
James Franco David Strathairn Jon Hamm Bob Balaban Alessandro Nivola Treat Williams Mary-Louise Parker Jeff Daniels
A Film, 2011
1 dvd-video
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81 min.
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands

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Amerikaanse biopic uit 2010 speelfilmdebuut van documentairemakers Rob Epstein en Jeffrey Friedman (The times of Harvey Milk; The celluloid closet).' Ze wagen zich dit keer aan het levensverhaal van Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), de rebelse beatpoet o.a. bekend van het gedicht 'Howl'. Het verhaal speelt zich af in San Francisco waar ook delen van de rechtszaak worden nagespeeld. Jann Ruyters (Trouw 26-5-'11): 'De dichtregel 'who let themselves be fucked in the ass by saintly motorcyclists and screamed with joy' leverde Ginsbergs uitgever Ferlinghetti in 1957 een rechtszaak op wegens obsceniteit. (...) Al met al is de speelfilm 'Howl' historisch interessant, maar te geconstrueerd en bedaard om dezelfde opwinding te weeg te brengen als de film over Harvey Milk ooit. (...) James Franco (in de rol van Ginsberg) declameert relaxed en toch hartstochtelijk (...)'. Dana Linssen (NRC 25-5-'11): '(...) rechtbankfilm, biopic en psychedelische poëzieverfilming ineen die de toeschouwer meevoert in e…Read more

About Rob Epstein

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Robert P. Epstein is an American director, producer, writer, and editor. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature, for the films The Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.

In 1987, Epstein and his filmmaking partner, Jeffrey Friedman, founded Telling Pictures, a production company and team known for "groundbreaking feature documentaries".

In addition to nonfiction documentaries, Epstein's works include scripted narratives such as Howl, his award-winning film about Allen Ginsberg's controversial poem by the same name (starring James Franco), and Lovelace, the story about the life and trials of pornographic superstar Linda Lovelace (starring Amanda Seyfried).

Epstein is currently the co-chair of the Film Program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland, California.

He is openly gay.

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