By Nick Stergiopoulos
Miral, the new film by Julian Schnabel (Before Night Falls, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), now has a trailer. Miral (Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto) is an orphan rescued by Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbas), a Palestinian woman who opened up her Jerusalem home to hundreds of displaced children after the 1948 partition of Palestine. The film follows Miral as she gets involved in the political struggle, torn between the desire to fight for her people and Husseini's belief that only education leads to peace.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Times of Harvey Milk, The Celluloid Closet) are back with Howl, the highly anticipated biopic of Allen Ginsberg, played by James Franco. The energetic trailer, appropriately set to jazz music, promises a stellar cast and delightful cinematography, alternating between black and white and color.
-- NICK STERGIOPOULOS
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