HOWL and Beat Poetry Film in the Fillmore

This weekend, September 24, The Sundance Kabuki Cinema will host the San Francisco opening of the film HOWL in the Fillmore district where Allen Ginsberg’s poem had its public debut October 7, 1955.
Rebecca Solnit has written a fine history of the event that marks the birth of the Beat Generation as a child of the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.
Also part of the scene was an early theater showcase off Fillmore on Clay for the Beat friends who made films built by Larry Jordan, one of the pioneers of the San Francisco avant garde cinema and faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Jack Kerouac and Gregory Corso among the Subterraneans at the debut public reading of HOWL
Larry Jordan, Michael McClure, and Phillip Lamantia at Jordan’s avant garde cinema theater off Fillmore

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s