This is a pretty great A-list movie that in my opinion is super underrated.Seems like it didn't get any publicity AT ALL. I wonder why...Well, it's a simple story, a character study, but it I loved it.It has beautiful cinematography, very believable acting and it made me feel for the main character.And Zachary Booth is such a sweetheart...Nostalgic and very human and relatable, not just if you're a gay man. It makes you think about the meaning of life and death, relationships with your friends, growing older etc.Highly recommened if love a good moody film.
After Louie (2017) 1080p YIFY Movie
After Louie (2017) 1080p
After Louie is a movie starring Alan Cumming, Zachary Booth, and Sarita Choudhury. After Louie explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam, a man desperate to understand how he and his community got to...
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The Synopsis for After Louie (2017) 1080p
After Louie explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam, 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. Battlewounded 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.
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Why is this so underrated and unpopular?Reviewed byapenevaVote: 10/10
With fine actors including Alan Cumming, Zachary Booth, and Wilson Cruz participating, I expected a far better film. This is the director's first feature, and it shows. By turns maudlin, self-congratulatory and incoherent, the story purports to be an examination of how an aging gay man - who lived through the worst years of AIDS - now finds himself in a time in which his activism is under-appreciated. Unfortunately, as written, the protagonist (Sam) is self-absorbed and unlikable, a privileged New York artist who treats the hustlers he hires badly and who whines relentlessly to others that, for some reason, put up with him. He is, essentially, a narcissist that the filmmakers present as if he were sympathetic.
The conceit of the film is that Sam is not afforded by young, cute gay guys the respect and honor he deserves for having lost friends and loved ones in the eighties and for having participated in Act Up in the nineties. As a survivor of those times myself, I appreciate the work of activists, but I fully understand that what they accomplished should be gratification enough. Of course younger gay men can't understand what Sam went through. The whole point was to work toward a future when they wouldn't have to.
Sam is stuck in the past, as is the film. The protagonist seems to learn nothing, and watching his journey becomes increasingly frustrating.
One final point (and this truly bothered me): throughout the film, Sam voices particular venom toward the few non-white characters - a latino hustler he stiffs, a black artist who has replaced him in popularity, and the latino boyfriend of an old friend who the friend wishes to marry. This isn't quibbling; his behavior is pronounced and consistent, leaving the impression that, in his mostly-white world, people of color are people to be disparaged.
I'm always on the look out for films that deal with the subject of AIDS - not only as a teacher of film, but someone who remembers how the island city of Key West was devastated - almost 20% of the population died of AIDS, and what Bailey House meant to New York in the 80s and 90s, and how the Republican Party who ruled the White House and the congress did nothing until the late great Elizabeth Taylor kicked Ronnie in the butt....but let's get back to the film - it's an important film - well acted - good solid cast - truthful in its portrayal of male gay life, a good script, and an interesting slow build up - this is not an action film folks so for those of you who are addicted to comic books on screen - wake up - film making is also an art - and this film is just that - it's art. Congratulations to everyone associated with the film. And sorry that so many of the main stream media types of reviewers were so ignorant and stunted. This film should be on the INTERNATIONAL AIDS DAY list of films to be screened all around the globe.