The ‘Love Life”T Shirt above is from N.I.C.E. Collective in San Francisco and is just one of the many fab garments you can buy online from DESIGNERS AGAINST AIDS website. This is run by the ‘Beauty Without Irony’ a not-for-profit fundraising charity in Antwerp Belgium which was launched in 2004 to raise AIDS awareness in the international … Continue reading
This somewhat depressing Cuban 0dd-couple tale takes part in a dilapidated Havana neighborhood where time has stood still and where both the fabric of the buildings and life in general struggle to survive. The rather dour-looking 50 year old Miguel (Patricio Wood) ekes out a living as a dishwasher at a cafe by day, and … Continue reading
If David France’s Oscar nominated ‘How To Survive a Plague‘ is recognized as the seminal movie on AIDS in the US, then Robin Campillo’s stunning new masterpiece BPM (Beats Per Minute) is undoubtably Europe’s candidate for the title. His sprawling and somewhat harrowing tale that centers on the ACT UP group in Paris is … Continue reading
The veteran gay activist/author/playwright Larry Kramer was right. Again. After Louie is indeed a movie that had to be made. Filmmaker Vincent Gagliostro talks about his directing debut with this powerful and entertaining inter-generational drama about AIDS. Starring Alan Cumming and Zachary Booth the story tackles how we are all coping now the the AIDS pandemic is no longer the lethal threat to us all that it once was.
Gagliostro told queerguruthat After Louie is about getting that older generation to dare to dream again, and at the same time, getting the younger generation to just dream