A feature film by Vincent Wm. Gagliostro
Written by Vincent Wm. Gagliostro and Anthony Johnston
Produced by Bryce J. Renninger and Lauren Belfer

Is this "the next great gay film?” (TOWLEROAD)
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By 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.

Vincent Wm. Gagliostro

After Louie explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam, 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. Now battle-wounded and struggling with the guilt of his own survival, he 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 writer turns everything around, challenging Sam’s understanding of contemporary gay life. Through this unconventional romance, he is forced to deal with the trauma that so informs his past, their present, and an unknown future.


We appreciate and encourage your support of After Louie, and all donations are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor Film Forum.

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