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Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)

R | | Crime, Drama | 31 May 2014 (USA)
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Red Crow Mi'kmaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.

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Jeff Barnaby

Writer:

Jeff Barnaby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Devery Jacobs ... Aila (as Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs)
Glen Gould ... Joseph
Brandon Oakes ... Burner
Roseanne Supernault ... Anna
Mark Antony Krupa ... Popper (as Mark Anthony Krupa)
Cody Bird Cody Bird ... Sholo (as Cody Bird)
Nathan Alexis ... Angus
Kenneth D'Ailleboust Kenneth D'Ailleboust ... Maytag
Kent McQuaid ... Milch
Katherine Sorbey Katherine Sorbey ... Ceres
Miika Bryce Whiskeyjack ... Young Aila (as Miika Whiskeyjack)
Shako Mattawa Jacobs Shako Mattawa Jacobs ... Jujijj
Stewart Myiow ... Gisigu
Louis Beauvais Louis Beauvais ... Tyler
Muin Gould Muin Gould ... Young Joseph
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Red Crow Mi'kmaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that meansimprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her "truancy tax", keeping her out of St. Ds. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila's world is destroyed. Her only options are to run or fight - and Mi'kmaq don't run. Written by monterey media

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On the Red Crow Rez, growing up means getting even.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, drug use, language, sexual references and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Sinister Kid
Written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney)
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Warner Music Canada Co.
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Excellent heist film
7 January 2017 | by ReganRebeccaSee all my reviews

Director/write Jeff Barnaby just kills it in his first feature length movie. Set on a Canadian reservation in the 70s the film follows Aila (Devery Jacobs who is astonishing). After a tragic accident involving her little brother Aila is left essentially parentless. By the time she's 15 she's dealing drugs, though she wears as gas mask to ensure she doesn't get high while she deals. The weed also serves another purpose; to keep from being carted off to a residential school run by priests where abuse is high, Aila pays a fee so that the white cops will ignore her presence.

The movie follows many twists and turns but eventually turns into a heist film. But what a great one it is! The performances are all great but Devery Jacobs turns out to be the real find of the movie. She is astonishing as Aila, a small kid who has been almost completely hardened after being left to fend for herself.

The cinematography by Michel St. Martin is a stunner. Not to spoil anything but there is a fight scene on the beach that is equal parts beauty and gore.

Do yourself a favour and watch this film.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Micmac

Release Date:

31 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rhymes for Young Ghouls See more »

Filming Locations:

Kahnawake, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$141, 26 October 2014

Gross USA:

$1,529

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,529
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2.35 : 1
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