• After Louie (2018)

After Louie

Release Date: March 30th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Sam is a New York artist and former AIDS activist who is disillusioned with the world around him. While dredging up buried memories and resentments to make a film about a friend he lost to AIDS, Sam gets caught up in a relationship with Braeden. At first critical of the young man for his generation's failure to appreciate how easy they have it, Sam slowly realizes that he has much to learn about what gay life is like today.

Cast: Alan Cumming, Zachary Booth, Sarita Choudhury, Patrick Breen, Justin Vivian Bond, Wilson Cruz, Everett Quinton, Anthony Johnston

Director: Vincent Gagliostro

Genres: Romance , Drama

Keywords: Friend, 2010s, Love, Relationships, Endearing, New York City, Transformation, Cool, Emotional, Creative

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Sarah WardScreen International

    Reaching wide but grasping tight is where After Louie fares best; while the film looks broadly at the contemporary gay community, it’s the combination of intimacy and authenticity that makes the biggest impact. show more

  • 50
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    While it's well-intentioned to a fault, and driven by deep convictions, the film also is diffuse, lethargically paced and short on thematic trenchancy, building powerful individual moments but seldom sustaining a compelling narrative thread. show more

  • 70
    Ken JaworowskiThe New York Times

    Some stronger filmmaking would be welcome, sure, but After Louie has an honesty that’s often just as valuable. show more

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