Rory Culkin has quietly but steadily been carving out an interesting movie career. With movies like “You Can Count On Me,” “Mean Creek,” “Down In The Valley” and “Signs” on his CV, Culkin’s choices tend to lean toward thoughtful character portraits, and that’s no different with the upcoming indie “Gabriel.”
Co-starring Emily Meade (“The Leftovers“), and written and directed by Lou Howe, the story follows a mentally ill young man who believes his ex-girlfriend might have the key to solving his problems. Here’s the official synopsis:
Rory Culkin delivers an electrifying performance as Gabriel, a vulnerable and confused teenager longing for stability and happiness amidst an ongoing struggle with mental illness. Convinced that reuniting with his old girlfriend holds the answer to all his troubles, Gabriel risks it all in a desperate and increasingly obsessive pursuit, testing the limits of his compassionate family as his inner demons begin to close in around him.
“Gabriel” opens on June 19th in limited release and hits VOD on July 7th. Watch the clip below and check out our review of the film.