Sexuality Summer School 2024 / After Louie + Q&A

Directed by Vincent Gagliostro

Sam is an artist and activist from ACT UP who lived through the early years of HIV/AIDS – a man scarred and still struggling with survivor’s guilt. Cemented into an oppressive past, he is bewildered by a younger generation of carefree gay men with their uninhibited use of social media, sexting, and seeming political indifference. But when he meets the seductive young Braeden at a bar late one night, an intergenerational relationship blossoms between them – one capable of reawakening Sam’s artistic soul and reviving his wilted heart.

After Louie is presented as part of Sexuality Summer School – a five-day event for postgraduates, organised by the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) at the University of Manchester.

The Sexuality Summer School brings postgraduates, researchers and international scholars together with artists and filmmakers to facilitate dialogue and discussions that speak to contemporary debates in queer and feminist sexuality studies.

In 2024, the Sexuality Summer School explores the theme: Queer Friendship and Other Intimacies.

Event/ This screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer-director Vincent Gagliostro.

Vincent will be joined in conversation by: Dr Monica Pearl (Senior Lecturer in 20th Century American Literature, The University of Manchester), Nathaniel Hall (HIV Activist and Artistic Director of Dibby Theatre) and Prof Jackie Stacey (Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, The University of Manchester).

98 minutes


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This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time

This event is excluded from the Film Pass