Tribeca: Rory Culkin, Director Lou Howe on Portraying Mental Illness in ‘Gabriel’
By Reel Life With Jane on April 27, 2014
Director Lou Howe at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of “Gabriel” | Paula Schwartz Photo Rory Culkin, 24, the youngest of the seven Culkin siblings – Macaulay of “Home Alone” fame is perhaps the best known – stars as a teenager locked in an ongoing struggle with mental illness in “Gabriel,” a drama that had its premiere last week at the Tribeca Film Festival. Rory, who often played younger versions of his older brothers in their films, finally gets to dig into a meaty role in which he is the titular character, a young man recently released from a mental institution who obsessively seeks out his childhood girlfriend (Emily Meade) in a quest for love and recovery. At the movie’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, I spoke briefly to first-time director Lou Howe and “Gabriel” star Rory Culkin on the red carpet. . . .
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