FROM MOVIES BLOG :The 2010 Sundance Film Festival kicked off on a blustery Thursday evening in Park City as James Franco and Jon Hamm opened the ten-day movie extravaganza with the world premiere of "Howl."
The biopic weaves together various periods in the life of beat poet Allen Ginsberg (Franco) as he struggles to find his artistic voice while American counterculture blossoms around him and then must defend that voice when the law seeks to stifle it. Hamm plays a lawyer who represents Ginsberg during the trial to suppress the genre-busting, sexually-provocative epic poem that gives the film its title. Mixing archival footage and animation with the actors' performances, it is a film about one of the great iconoclasts of the 20th Century.
And when MTV News had a chance to talk with Hamm on the "Howl" red carpet, the actor shared his thoughts on which stars might become the enduring iconoclasts of the new century.
Continue reading: "Jon Hamm Compares Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg To Lady Gaga And Kanye West...Yes, Really" on MoviesBlog.MTV.com.