When Larry Kramer says “this film needs to made,” the world listens. After Louie, a new feature film from artist and activist Vincent Gagliostro, is being called a game changer for chronicling LGBT life in 1980s to 1990s—at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Big players signed on to to explore the complexity of understanding queer history and how it relates to the modern-day zeitgeist within the community. Alan Cumming takes on the role of Sam, who is described as a man desperate to understand how he and his community got to where they are today, while he embarks on a romantic relationship with a man much younger than him.
The narrative will also be moved along with the help of an all-star cast (and the who’s who that continues to make New York City the center of LGBT culture), including Justin Vivian Bond (Shortbus, Kiki and Herb: Live at the Knitting Factory), Zachary Booth (Damages), David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me), Wilson Cruz, and Joey Arias.
You can catch its first New York screening on October 7 at the Hampton’s International Film Festival.