Tribeca will host the world premiere of Gabriel, starring Rory Culkin, Thursday, April 17.

Gabriel is the feature film debut of writer and director Lou Howe, who has previously directed two short films, and was accepted into the Tribeca Film Festival as part of the Narrative Competition.

The film is about Gabriel (Culkin), a man who embarks on a desperate search to find his first love, hoping it will bring stability to his life and ground him. As his search becomes complicated, Gabriel loses touch with reality and becomes increasingly impulsive and dangerous.

Culkin, the youngest of the Culkin family of actors – Rory’s older brothers Macaulay Culkin and Kieran Culkin are both successful actors – stars in the intense drama, alongside Emily Meade, David Call, Deirdre O’Connell and Louisa Krause. In the first clip released from the film, Gabriel is having dinner with his family when he grabs a knife and becomes angry.

Gabriel will be screened four times at the Tribeca Film Festival, including Thursday’s world premiere. Tickets for the premiere are sold-out, though fans can try to gain admittance through Tribeca’s Rush Ticket system. The Saturday screening is also sold out, but tickets for screenings on Sunday, April 20, and Tuesday, April 22, are still available for purchase.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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