Tribeca: Rory Culkin, Director Lou Howe on Portraying Mental Illness in ‘Gabriel’

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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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