• Publication date: July 29, 2010

Abandon Abandon

Katie Burke is a brilliant and beautiful college senior who seems to have ...

Katie Burke is a brilliant and beautiful college senior who seems to have everything. But she is having problems completing her thesis and she has trouble sleeping. Frazzled by the stress of juggling too many thesis papers, job interviews, anti-globalization rallies and vodka-shot parties, it's no wonder Katie has started seeing a shrink to help manage her anxiety. And when a detective shows up asking questions about her ex-boyfriend, Embry who disappeared two years earlier, it brings back painful memories and deepens her sense of loss. Detective Handler is facing his own challenges, taking on his first case after returning from alcohol rehab. The investigation reawakens memories Katie would rather forget: Although she pretends otherwise, she never really got over Embry's sudden abandonment. What's worse, Katie starts to see Embry hanging around campus, walking past a window or driving by in his car. At first, the girl thinks her mind is playing tricks on her. But one scary, late-night encounter in the library later, Katie has no doubt Embry has returned. But where has he been all this time, and what does he want from her now? As the investigation continues, Katie is forced to choose between her past passions and new possibilities, even as Handler is discovering surprising new facts about Embry and his possible connection to another disappearance from campus. "Abandon" was nominated for the Best Film Award (Stephen Gaghan) at the Catalonian International Film Festival in 2003. This film is rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, some violence and language.