“My film After Louie is a portrait of what happened to us – the generation who endured the AIDS epidemic, a generation whose shared history continues to haunt us. In confronting the end of a traumatic era and provoking a conversation between generations, I dare us to dream of a new and vibrant future, again.¬†After Louie is a testament to the joys of the fully lived life and the inseparability of art and living.” – co-writer/director¬†Vincent Gagliostro

 

After Louie explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam (Alan Cumming), a man desperate to understand how he and his community got to where they are today. As an AIDS activist and member of ACT UP in the 1980s and 90s, Sam witnessed the deaths of too many friends and lovers.

 

Battlewounded and struggling with survivor’s guilt, Sam now resents the complacency of his former comrades and derides what he sees as the younger generation’s indifference to the politics of sex, and of death. An unexpected intimacy with a much younger man (Keep the Lights On, Last Weekend and The Revival star Zachary Booth) challenges Sam’s understanding of contemporary gay life. Through this unconventional romance, he is to deal with the trauma that so informs his past, their present, and an unknown future.

 

Check out the trailer for After Louie below and click here to order your copy.

 

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