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7 Ratings

After Louie

Directed by Vincent Gagliostro
United States, 2017
Drama, LGBT+


After Louie explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam (Alan Cumming), a disillusioned artist and former AIDS activist who is desperate to understand how he and his community got to where they are today. His outlook changes after an encounter with a younger man.

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After Louie Directed by Vincent Gagliostro

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  • S.J.B.'s rating of the film After Louie

    ~2.5-3. Alan Cumming! You can feel the inspiration behind both the narrative and technical form of the film, but it's because both are quite blatant; it's lacking all subtlety and its nuances are haphazard. Weak dialogue and mediocre supporting actors (particularly Booth, but save for Breen) leave it too amateur to take very seriously. But we must, as it reminds us over and over: AIDS remains "a big deal." Somber.

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