Howl (2010)

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Impressionist docu-drama about gay Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, whose first published work, Howl, became the fiercely contested subject of a 1957 obscenity trial. The film relives this pivotal moment in history using dramatised court transcripts, archive footage and animation, contrasting Ginsberg's clarity of vision on the page with the emotional turmoil in his private life as he comes to terms with his sexuality.