RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS: Watch The Exclusive First Trailer For Jeff Barnaby's Harrowing Debut
Here's how the Toronto International Film Festival describes the film:
With Rhymes having been named on of Canada's Top Ten films of 2013 by the TIFF folk and now gearing up for a theatrical release here in Canada ScreenAnarchy is very proud to present the first trailer and poster art for the film. Take a look below.Set against the backdrop of the residential schools tragedy -- when thousands of Aboriginal children were separated from their families, culture, and language -- his much-anticipated debut feature Rhymes for Young Ghouls resembles an S.E. Hinton novel re-imagined as a surreal, righteously furious thriller. At the tender age of 15, Aila (Kawennahere Devery Jacobs) has taken over the drug business of her father Joseph (Glen Gould) while he serves a stint in prison. Joseph's return signals an abrupt end to Aila's reign as the reservation's drug queen; it also piques the interest of Popper (Mark Antony Krupa), the reserve's corrupt and sadistic Indian agent. The bloody tragedy that unfolds becomes an angry and poetic howl for lost lives, lost opportunities and lost loved ones -- a fever dream whose terrifying fictions are grounded in even more terrible fact.
Toronto audiences will be able to catch Rhymes For Young Ghouls at the Cineplex Yonge & Dundas starting January 31st.