Tuesday, April 26

Staff Picks (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveThrough Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

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(2013) dir Jeff Barnaby (Mi’g Maq) w/Devery Jacobs, Roseanne Supernault, Glen Gould, Arthur Holden, Mark Antony Krupa [85 min; Digital]
Director Jeff Barnaby’s visionary feature debut uses the tragic legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools as a leaping off point for a full-throttle revenge fantasy. Alia, a young woman haunted by her mother’s suicide slings pot on the Mi’kmaq reservation to bribe a sociopathic Indian agent to keep her out of the reservation school. But when a deal goes south, Alia is forced to fight for her freedom.

“The film is told with a mix of lyricism and kicks to the gut, and is all the better for these shifts in tonality. It’s remarkable how the narrative feels both highly specific to this community, yet near mythic in a more universal, classic sense.” – Jason Grober, TwitchFilm

“Writer-director Barnaby weaves a surprising amount of tenderness into the fabric of violence, as well as a good measure of magic realism, to keep the gritty story engaging.” – Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times


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