Two time Oscar winning filmmaker Paul Haggis’s first foray into a non-fictional feature is an insightful and affectionate look at the country’s first ever AIDS Ward : 5B at San Francisco General Hospital. Opened in 1983 not only would it become the busiest of its kind, but more importantly the dedicated nursing staff implemented a … Continue reading
Following hot on the heels of BPM Beats Per Minute the powerful seminal French Aids movie that swept up every major César Award and at Cannes too last year, comes a new film from queer French auteur Christophe Honoré that tells a heartbreaking story from that same period. His movie is set in 1993 before the introduction … Continue reading
Otis Morgan a gay nurse from San Francisco is one of 3000 cyclists in taking part again in the AIDS/LifeCycle from his hometown to Los Angeles. The ride is 545 miles and takes seven days and a helluva lot of stamina. Over the past eight years, he has raised a total of over $150,000 for the cause benefits the … Continue reading
The fourth feature from queer filmmaker Yen Tan is a surprising departure for him as it a sad remembrance of the impact of the AIDS pandemic on American families, from an era that was way before his time and far removed from where he grew up. As a whole debate continues about the need for movies about … 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 that 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