Howl explores the life and works of 20th-century American poet, Allen Ginsberg. The film reconstructs the early life of Ginsberg during the 1940s and 1950s. It also re-enacts Ginsberg’s debut performance of “Howl” at the Six Gallery Reading on October 7, 1955. The reading was the first important public manifestation of the Beat Generation and helped to herald the West Coast literary revolution that became known as the San Francisco Renaissance. The 2010 film is written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and stars James Franco as Ginsberg.

Run time: 1h 20 minutes

This will be our third film screening in as many years at this fabulous independent theater in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg.

Join us on January 15th, 2023 for post-screening talks about the right to free speech, publishing, and press.

Sponsored by Friends of Jack Kerouac, this event helps support the Friends of Jack Kerouac, a 501(c)3 organization based in St. Petersburg, FL and all of our upcoming events. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Location: Green Light Cinema – 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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