Pick of the Day: Howl

Art and censorship has been in the news a lot lately. In this film, which screens tonight at the RPL Theatre at 9 p.m., James Franco stars as the famed counter-culture poet Allen Ginsberg (pictured).

According to advance publicity, Howl doesn’t qualify as a conventional biopic. But it does address the trial in San Francisco that Ginsberg endured after being charged with obscenity following the publication of his most famous poem in 1956.

Here’s the trailer.

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