SIGN UP

Creating an account with Tribecafilm.com gives you access to more features and services, like our weekly newsletter and other special features just for the film community.

SIGN UP

BECOME A TRIBECA INSIDER

Sign up to access information about new releases before anyone else. By joining you’re entered for a chance to
win two tickets to a red carpet premiere
at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

By clicking the Sign Up button, you agree that we may send you Tribeca Film emails at the address provided above from time to time on behalf of Tribeca Enterprises (about events, promotions and activities). You can unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions in any email you receive.
X
Large_gabriel
NEWS ARTICLE

TFF 2014 Standout Secures a Theatrical Release Date

The great thing about film festivals like Tribeca is exposure. Independent films made by new and unknown directors are shared with movie lovers, giving fresh voices the opportunity to reach audiences they'd otherwise never touch. But there’s also a not-so-good thing about that: many of those films never make it past the festival stage. For every two films that land distribution deals, there are at least eight or nine that never see any kind of official release, even though they’re sometimes better than the luckier ones.

For awhile there, writer-director Lou Howe’s TFF 2014 entry Gabriel seemed destined for that fate. That would've been a shame. One of last year’s festival’s best films, Gabriel stars Rory Culkin as a troubled and socially awkward teenager dealing with mental illness and obsessed about reconnecting with an old girlfriend. Culkin’s performance is a superb, a powerful blend of ticking-time-bomb explosiveness and nuanced vulnerability.

Since Gabriel’s April 2014 TFF premiere, its future has been indefinite—at least to the public. Behind the scenes, Oscilloscope Laboratories has been figuring out the official release plans, and now they’ve settled on a date. Gabriel will begin its limited theatrical run on June 19. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it.

To get a feel for one of this summer's best indie films, take a look at Gabriel’s trailer.

RELATED STORIES

© 2017 Tribeca Enterprises LLC | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions