Howl..the movie

by Administrator on November 29, 2010

What a treat to go to Downing Film Center in Newburgh on a Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm and see a great movie. I was feeling like going into NYC yesterday, but not really. Not enough I shall say so it did not happen. Instead, I found that Howl was playing and I could visit New York that way and go to the well of authentic creativity which I was craving. I had the opportunity to hear Allen Ginsberg speak and recite poetry in the mid 90’s in Manhattan. He was coupled at times with Patty Smith, and now reflecting on seeing them at St John the Divine, and St Mark’s Church, along with Phillip Glass etc. I realized after seeing Howl, that all of that, the need to express oneself authentically is what we were all doing in New York. The East Village was still inspired in a cool spirited way. Thank you Allen Ginsberg, and thanks to Howl the movie. It’s well done. James Franco is superb and the movie left me in a good creative space.

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Tim Delaney March 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Andrea —

I saw Patty Smith years ago at CBGB’s on the Bowery. She was with her original band. Lenny Kaye was on guitar. She was absolutely unbelievable. I’ll never forget it.



Blackshot Hack June 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm

It is this kind of articles that inspire me to learn more English. Although sometimes it feels that I am not learning so fast. And yea I live in Poland 😉


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