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After Louie


Location: Redstone Theater

Please note the new date for this screening (rescheduled from March 21 due to the snowstorm).

With director Vincent Gagliostro in person

Dir. Vincent Gagliostro. 2017, 100 mins. Digital projection. With Alan Cumming, Zachary Booth, Wilson Cruz, Sarita Choudhury. After Louie explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam (Cumming), a man desperate to understand how he and his community got to where they are today. As an AIDS activist and member of ACT UP in the 1980s and 90s, Sam witnessed the deaths of too many friends and lovers. Battle-wounded and struggling with survivor’s guilt, Sam now resents the complacency of his former comrades and derides what he sees as the younger generation’s indifference to the politics of sex, and of death. An unexpected intimacy with a much younger man challenges Sam’s understanding of contemporary gay life. Through this unconventional romance, he is forced to deal with the trauma that so informs his past, their present, and an unknown future.

Director Vincent Gagliostro is a recipient of the 2018 “Spirit of Queens” Award from the Queens World Film Festival.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $7 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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