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Awards


Press

"ENGAGING AND POWERFUL. WELL-TOLD, WELL-PACED AND NICELY POISED BETWEEN MOMENTS OF TENSION AND TENDERNESS. THE FRAMES ARE WELL-LIT AND WELL COMPOSED AND THE MUSIC PERFECTLY COMPLEMENTS THE RAWNESS OF THE FILM'S VISUAL CHARACTER."
- THE HUFFINGTON POST


"A BREAKOUT HIT AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL"
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


"AMONG THIS YEAR’S EMERGING TALENTS, JEFF BARNABY IS GENERATING BUZZ WITH HIS EYE-CATCHING, 1970’S-SET FEATURE BOW RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, ABOUT A TEENAGE, ABORIGINAL, REVENGE-SEEKING DRUG-DEALER."
- VARIETY


"A MUST SEE... HARROWING, EXPLOSIVE... A STARTLING, UNSETTLING NARRATIVE, AND A SERIES OF STRONG PERFORMANCES"
- TWITCH FILM


"DEVERY JACOBS CERTAINLY CONTROLS THE SCREEN"
- INDIEWIRE


"IT'S A TOUGH, GRITTY PIECE OF WORK, LONG ON VIOLENCE BUT INVESTED WITH THE POETIC SENSIBILITY YOU FIND IN A CORMAC MCCARTHY NOVEL OR A TOM WAITS SONG. THIS IS A SUPERNATURAL TEENAGE CAPER FILM, WITH A THREAD OF DOPER HUMOR – THE KIND OF MOVIE YOUNG MOVIEGOERS ACTUALLY PAY TO SEE."
- THE GLOBE AND MAIL


"4 1/2 STARS. STUNNING AND HAUNTING... DARKLY FUNNY AND WICKEDLY ENTERTAINING"
- CINEMABLOGRAPHER


"THIS IS DEFINITELY ESSENTIAL TIFF VIEWING"
- TORONTO FILM SCENE


"THE MOST SHOCKING THING ABOUT THE NIGHTMARE WORLD IN JEFF BARNABY'S EYE-OPENING MASTERPIECE... IS THAT IT'S REAL."
- CANADIAN FILM REVIEW


"POWERFUL... A TREMENDOUSLY ROUSING FILM. EXHIBITING A VIVID EYE FOR POTENT IMAGERY AND A STRIKING SENSE OF THE DOWNTRODDEN"
- EXCLAIM.CA


"CRITIC'S CHOICE. 8 OUT OF 10. EXPECT LOTS OF TALK ABOUT THIS ONE. STRIKES AN UNSETTLING BALANCE BETWEEN THE VIOLENCE, THE BLACKLY HUMOROUS DEALINGS OF A NATIVE DRUG RING, AND A BIT OF TARANTINO-ESQUE HISTORICAL REVENGE FANTASY."
- THE GRID


"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A REALLY EXCELLENT FILM. IT'S FUNNY, STYLISH AND EXCITING, YET UTTERLY DISTURBING AND REALLY SAD AT PARTS."
- WHAT CULTURE


Synopsis

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 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'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, Arthur), Mark Antony Krupa (White House Down,The Wild Hunt, The Sum of All Fears), Glen Gould (Charlie Zone, Older Than America, Cashing In)

Devery Jacobs
Canadian Screen
Awards Nominee
Roseanne Supernault
Mark Antony Krupa
Glen Gould

Poster Art and Stills

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