San Francisco directors grace new Sundance series

Two San Francisco directors and screenwriters will be showcasing their latest work in The City as part of the inaugural Sundance Film Festival USA.

An offshoot of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the USA series screen original works in eight cities across the country on the same day. On Jan. 28, San Francisco; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Brookline, Mass.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Chicago; Los Angeles; Madison, Wis.; and Nashville, Tenn., will each host different films.

Coming to The City will be Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s “Howl,” a nonfiction drama about how a young Allen Ginsberg finds his voice, the creation of his landmark poem “Howl” and the ensuing obscenity trial.

James Franco, who starred in the “Spider-Man” series as well as comedies such as “Pineapple Express,” stars as Ginsberg. Mary-Louise Parker plays Gail Parker, Jon Hamm portrays Jake Ehrlich, Jeff Daniels is Professor David Kirk and David Strathairn plays Ralph McIntosh.

“Howl” will be at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St. A question-and-answer session will follow the screening. For tickets, visit www.sundancecinemas.com.

 

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