Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Book related FILM event!

Film: HOWL, starring James Franco
UWM Union Theatre @7pm (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., 2nd level, Milwaukee)

The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival will present a special advanced screening of HOWL, a feature film starring James Franco which depicts the life of Allen Ginsberg including Ginsberg’s arrest and prosecution for obscenity. Ginsberg was successfully defended by the ACLU in 1957 in this historic defense of a banned book. The ACLU of Wisconsin joins the Woodland Pattern Book Center, the Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee Film and the UWM Libraries as co-presenters of this event in preparation for the 2010 Banned Books Week (September 25 – October 2) and the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival (October 21 – 24). For more information about the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival and HOWL admission cost, visit their website. Read more about the HOWL trial on the ACLU website.

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