The NYC premiere of AFTER LOUIE has arrived. NEWFEST. 10/22.

After Louie (New York Centerpiece)

New York City Premiere

Presented in Partnership with ACT UP

Dir: Vincent Gagliostro, US, 2017, 100 mins

Sam (Alan Cumming) is an artist and activist from ACT UP who lived through the early years of HIV/AIDS, struggling with survivor’s guilt. He’s bewildered by the younger generation of gay men, until he meets the seductive Braeden (Zachary Booth, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) at a bar late one night. Their pants quickly come down and, eventually, so does Sam’s guard. An intergenerational relationship blossoms between them—reawakening Sam’s artistic soul and reviving his wilted heart.

Beyond the beautifully evocative performances and setting, Vincent Gagliostro’s AFTER LOUIE is a love letter to New York City: engaging its rich backdrop while honoring the history of the gay rights movement and the progress that’s been made–reconciling the past so we as a community can look forward to the future.

Writer: Vincent Gagliostro and Anthony Johnston
Cast: Alan Cumming, Zachary Booth, Sarita Choudhury, Joey Arias, Justin Vivian Bond, David Drake, Anthony Johnston, Everett Quinton

Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.