Gabriel by Lou Howe (USA, 2015, 85 min.). Rory Culkin stars in this heartfelt portrait of a vulnerable teen at his psychological breaking point, struggling to keep it together in the wake of his father’s suicide. Convinced that reuniting with an ex-girlfriend holds the answers to his troubles, Gabriel risks everything in a desperate pursuit that will take him to unexpected places and test the limits of those closes to him. Infused with authenticity and courage, Gabriel establishes first-time writer-director Howe as a new filmmaking voice to be reckoned with.
In English with open captions [OC]
Discussion to follow facilitated by Goldie Eder of the National Association of Social Workers.
Panelists: Dr. Dost Ongur MD, PHD Chief Psychiatric Disorders Division, Mclean Hospital Associate Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School, Kirsten Bolton, LICSW Program Director Mclean On Track Program.