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 Louie 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.
Screening as part of Outburst Queer Arts Festival. Outburst brings you the very best in new queer cinema - see the full film programme here.
Visit outburstarts.com for details of the full festival programme which takes place from 9-18 November.