Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

After Louie

Year: 2017
Country: United States
Run Time: 100 minutes

After Louie
After Louie
After Louie
After Louie

Sam (Alan Cumming) is an angry middle-aged gay man. He is angry at a number of things, but mostly he is angry because nobody seems angry anymore. Sam was a warrior during the AIDS crisis, a front-line activist who lost many loved ones along the way. For Sam, the battle continues through compiling a video memorial to his friend William. When Sam begins an affair with Braeden, a much younger man, the battlefront moves to what he sees as the apathy and ingratitude of a fragmenting new community. Sam is reaching his boiling point and demanding answers! Does one continue to berate the world for having moved on, or is it time for a victory lap of a life well lived? AFTER LOUIE is a smart, erotic, and unflinching look at the gay community’s passing of the mantle. Who redraws the battlefronts and who will take up arms when progress is threatened? AFTER LOUIE ponders this with heart, wit, and a quietly cautionary tone. —C.R.

CIFF42 Screenings

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:40 PM

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:15 PM

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM

10% Cinema

American Independents Competition


Vincent Gagliostro

Vincent Gagliostro was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. He studied graphic design and painting at Parsons School of Design. In 1987 Gagliostro was an original member of ACT UP. He has also served as the creative director of QW. Recently his focus has been on multimedia installations with an emphasis on film and video.


Lauren Belfer, Bryce J. Renninger, Alan Cumming

Vincent Gagliostro, Anthony Johnston

Aaron Kovalchik

Maria Cataldo

Principal Cast
Alan Cumming, Zachary Booth, Sarita Choudhury, Joey Arias, Justin Vivian Bond

Film Contact

Community Partner

CWRU AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

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