Dir: Vincent Gagliostro / USA / 2017 / 100mins
Artist and former AIDS activist Sam (Alan Cumming) is disillusioned with the world around him. Battlewounded and struggling with survivor’s guilt after the deaths of many friends and lovers, he resents the complacency of his former comrades and derides the younger generation’s seeming indifference to the politics of sex and death. When an unexpected intimacy with a younger man challenges Sam’s understanding of modern gay life, the unconventional romance forces him to deal with the trauma of his past and his fear of an unknown future.
Smart and refreshing in its awareness of more complex LGBTQ experience, After Louis boasts excellent performances from Cumming and Zachary Booth (Keep the Lights On) and intelligently explores the contradictions and generational differences that we navigate in the 21st century.
Wed 15th November
Queens Film Theatre, (QFT)
£6.70 / £5 conc.