Howl Flick Friday

“Howl” film with James Franco felt much more like new binding encasing the poem than a bio-pict of its author. It shied away from a traditional narrative and took on the form of Allen Ginsberg’s poem, introducing beloved characters like Carl Solomon and Peter Orlovsky as fragments of memory, while highlighting the creative process behind the work itself. With a combination of animation, fragments of the poem, and a court case which debated the “obscene content” of the work, the film gives a subtle yet powerful overview of the poem’s topics and axis.

One of our guests, Sunny, claims that she felt like smoking, drinking, and taking pleasure in the world after seeing the flick, confirming the dangers of this obscene poem.

She lead us awry to a local hangout and forced us to enjoy ourselves with laughter and chocolate mousse cake. It is really  miracle that our generation survived after Allen Ginsberg.

FIN! Hope to see you on our next group outing!


Howl Film with James Franco as Allen Ginsberg

FRIDAY October 8 @ 7:50pm in Laemle Santa Monica (Monica 4-plex). Be sure not to miss this!  Email us ( if you are interested in offering a car or in being part of a carpool, or join our Facebook group for updates: Society of Poetry Facebook Group

Email us with the night and location that is most convenient for you and we will hook up a group for then and there. There are group discount tickets for 8 dollars, but first we need to find a crew! Email us right away if you are interested in these tickets.



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