Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – 7:30pm
USA 2014. Dir: Lou Howe. 88 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Out on a temporary pass from a mental health facility, Gabriel (Rory Culkin, the youngest of the seven Culkin siblings) is anxiously awaited at home by his doting but exhausted mother and exasperated older brother. But Gabriel has other plans, and embarks on an unscheduled side trip in search of Alice, a former girlfriend. He hasn’t seen her in years, but he’s convinced she holds the key to his future happiness. With his family at their wits’ end, and obstacles mounting against his quest, Gabriel resorts to extreme measures. “A wrenching first feature … There’s not a false note in its portrait of a desperate, floundering young man, indelibly played by Rory Culkin” (Stephen Holden, New York Times).
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Post-screening discussion with Dr. Trudy Adam, Ph.D., MD, FRCPC, a psychiatrist with the Richmond Child and Adolescent Program and a Clinical Instructor within the UBC Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine.
Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.
“This is the kind of breakthrough role that young actors are rarely afforded, and the kind of performance that they can rarely pull off.”
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