LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Oscar-nominated actor and now movie director James Franco was at the Los Angeles Film Festival in Downtown L.A. to talk about his latest movie “The Broken Tower”.

It’s about 20th century poet Hart Crane. Franco says he has a soft spot for poets. He portrayed Allen Ginsberg in the movie “Howl”.

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