file no 76-1953 by Vincent Gagliostro
FILM TITLE: file no 76-1953/DIRECTOR'S NAME Vincent Gagliostro/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France/USA/DURATION: 00:06:00/CAST; Tim Eliot/DIRECTO PHOTOGRAPHY: Vincent Gagliostro
SHORT SYNOPSIS; An homage to hollywood. An homage to stardom. An homage to star worship. It ends badly.
SHORT DIRECTOR'S BIO: Vincent Gagliostro is an artist, filmmaker, activist and an original member of the political AIDS activist group ACT UP. In 2016 Gagliostro made his feature film writing and directing debut with After Louie, starring Alan Cumming, Zachary Booth and Sarita Choudhury. The film, travelling the festival circuit had its world premiere at BFI Flare in London Other festival highlights included the Provincetown International FF (centerpiece), Hamptons International FF (centerpiece), OUTFest/NEWFest (spotlight), Key West FF (award for best LGBT film) and the closing night film at Frameline. After Louie, premiered its theatrical run in New York City on March 30th at the Cinema Village, as well as in VOD release. Recent projects include contributing cinematographer for the Oscar nominated documentary, How To Survive a Plague.Writer and director of a short documentary, AFTER SILENCE: The Story Behind the Image (a portrait of Avram Finkelstien, creator of the SILENCE=DEATH image). It showed in film festivals and art fairs internationally. He has lectured at Yale on the subject of Art and Activism and his graphic design work for ACT UP was recently seen in the Whitney Museum’s exhibit titled, An Incomplete History of Protest: Selectionsfrom the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017. His work as a graphic artist and fine artist is included in the permanent collections of The Whitney, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan, and Cooper-Hewitt. His work with recording artist Prince as art directer on three award-winning music videos, Cream, Diamonds and Pearls and Kiss prompted his move into video art and film.