Two women remove the animal masks they are wearing. One is bald, the other one starts to comb her hair. She then walks a small dog across the room. The women dance, the younger woman's feet are tied. They pour water from a glass to another and then through the window to the street. Out there is New York City's West Village. The bald woman recites Allen Ginsberg's poem Howl, one of the key works of the American Beat Generation. Elina Brotherus' 16mm film Howl employs parataxis, a technique Allen Ginsberg used in his poetry, in which two seemingly dissimilar images or fragments are juxtaposed without a clear connection or hierarchy. Year 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of Ginsberg's Howl. Howl completes Elina Brotherus' New York Trilogy of 16mm films. The previous ones are Francesca Woodman's Aunts (2012) and Wrong Face (2013).