Gaby: A True Story
First screened in September 2012 / Most recently screened in August 2016
Director: Luis Mandoki. Cast: Rachel Levin, Norma Aleandro, Liv Ullmann, Robert Loggia, Lawrence Monoson, Beatriz Sheridan, Robert Beltran, Paulina Gómez,
Tony Goldwyn, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Carolyn Valero, Enrique Lucero, Eduardo Noriega. Screenplay: Michael Love, Martín Salinas, and Luis Mandoki. Twitter Capsule:
Peremptory script. Never quite cinematic, but a moving, mostly unsquishy story of disability. Ullmann too vague.
The usual tropes of disability drama with a few thoughtful exceptions and a stellar Norma Aleandro performance.
Worth debating just how fresh this story is in handling disability, opportunity, and sexuality. Feels racially whitewashed and ensconced in wealth. Still, few films even go here.