7:00 PM Saturday, 22 August 2015
Featuring rhymes for young ghouls
Eye-catching feature about a teenage. Aboriginal. Revenge-seeking drug-dealer
Red Crow Mi’g Maq 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.
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’gMaq don’t run.
Cast & Crew
Directed and Written By: Jeff Barnaby
Produced By: Aisling Chin-Yee, John Christou
Starring: Devery Jacobs (Canadian Screen Awards nominee for Rhymes for Young Ghouls – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, and The Blanketing, South of the Moon), Roseanne Supernault (Blackstone, Doomsday Prophecy), Arthur Holden (300, The Aviator, Warm Bodies), Mark Antony Krupa (White House Down, The Wild Hunt, The Sum of All Fears), Glen Gould (Charlie Zone, Older Than America, Cashing In)
This event is a FREE community screening!
– Snacks provided
– Donations welcome
– Film starts at 7:00pm
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
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