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FILM: Howl screening at Theatre Charlotte

Saturday, Feb. 19

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That James Franco fellow sure seems to be everywhere these days. His Oscar-nominated drama 127 Hours is still playing in theaters. He's set to co-host the Academy Awards ceremony with Anne Hathaway. And Charlotteans now have a chance to further catch him in action as the Charlotte Film Society brings Howl to town. The first of five 2010 releases in which he appeared (to say nothing of his stint on TV's General Hospital!), this drama casts Franco as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and jumps back and forth through time to look at his early years as well as the obscenity trial that centered around the publication of his controversial poem "Howl." There will be an extra screening for this picture (the CFS norm is one), and the group will also be debuting a larger screen, a new projector and a Blu-ray player. $8 general public, $5 CFS members. 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. www.charlottefilmsociety.org.

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