AFTER LOUIE

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

World Premiere
BFI FLARE FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 2017
LONDON

I’ve never seen a gay movie like this.

Larry Kramer

After Louie follows Sam (Alan Cumming), a troubled New York-based artist. A survivor of the AIDS epidemic, his loft is full of souvenirs and memories of former lovers, along with evidence of his time as an activist in ACT UP. He meets a young man, Braeden (Zachary Booth) in a bar and assumes that because of his youth the only reason for him to pursue a sexual encounter is a commercial one. However, it turns out to be the catalyst for a new phase in his life as an artist. Through Sam, a generation deals with the unresolved trauma of loss for those who lived through the 1980s and 1990s. Sam's grief and anger turn into a sharing of knowledge and experience, expanding the possibilities of intergenerational understanding.