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‘After Louie’ Shows an AIDS Activist Struggling with the Memories of a Survivor

'After Louie' Shows an AIDS Activist Struggling with the Memories of a Survivor

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After Louie

Logline: An artist and former AIDS activist (portrayed by Alan Cumming) is disillusioned with the world around him until he meets a young man.

Elevator Pitch: 
“After Louie” explores the contradictions of modern gay life through Sam (Alan Cumming), a man desperate to understand how he and his community got to where they are today. As an AIDS activist in the 1980s and 90s, Sam witnessed too many deaths of friends and lovers. Struggling with survivor’s guilt, Sam resents his former comrades’ complacency and derides what he considers the younger generation’s indifference to the politics of sex. An unexpected intimacy with a younger man (Zachary Booth) challenges Sam’s thinking, forcing him to deal with the trauma that informs his past, their present, and an unknown future.

Production Team:
Vincent Gagliostro – Director
Bryce Renninger and Lauren Belfer – Producers
Anthony Johnston – Co-Writer
Avram Finkelstein – Production Designer
Patricia Field – Costume Designer

About the Film:
Director’s Statement:
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” will be a testament to the joys of the fully lived life and the inseparability of art and living.
— Vincent Wm. Gagliostro

Current Status: Fundraising and going into production in June 2016.

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