FEATURE FILM • LESBIAN FILM October 17 • 6:30pm Guild Cinema
Twenty-something “Mad” Mary McArdle is released from a six-month prison stint just in time for her best friend, Charlene’s wedding. A lot has changed at home while Mary’s been whittling away time in prison for a drunken bar fight. Charlene has moved on from their rough and tumble past antics and assuming that Mary doesn’t have anyone to bring to the wedding, she denies her a plus-one that sends Mary reeling to find one.
Before he was an art director with a successful background in design and fashion, director Vincent Gagliostro was a founding member of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, creating many of the group’s now iconic protest graphics. Not surprisingly, AFTER LOUIE shares numerous parallels with the director’s life and clear autobiographical elements in the film’s lead character, Sam, played by the versatile Alan Cumming (CABARET). The moody and abrasive Sam is a struggling artist who has endeavored unsuccessfully to write a book about his late friend William, whose death he is still reeling from years later.