A press release went out today announcing the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival will present an advance screening of “Howl” in recognition of Banned Book Week. This film showing is taking place September 15th at the UWM Union Theatre.
This film is based upon a poem written in the 1950’s by Allen Ginsberg and was originally considered to be obscene with its vulgarity and extensive perverse sexual content. The film follows the lawsuit filed in the '50's by the ACLU supporting the poem.
According to their release, Howl is “co-sponsored by the UMW Union Theatre and Equality Wisconsin, and co-presented by Woodland Pattern Book Center, the Milwaukee Public Library, UWM Libraries, Milwaukee Film, and the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation in anticipation of Banned Book Week, September 25-October 2”.
Here are a couple links promoting the event:
Want to contact the Milwaukee Public Library with your views? The central library number is (414) 286-3000