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Rhymes for Young Ghouls



DVD Cat. 336952
UPC: 012233369526
ISBN: 978-1-56994-389-2
Region One
Run Time: 86 minutes



















Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Available Now on Digital and DVD




"A BLOOD- AND BOOZE-SOAKED REVENGE DRAMA MARKING THE IMPRESSIVE DEBUT OF FILMMAKER JEFF BARNABY (WITH) JACOBS, A REMARKABLY SELF-POSSESSED ACTRESS WHOSE FEARLESS PERFORMANCE BRINGS TO MIND A YOUNGER ELLEN PAGE."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES


"JEFF BARNABY‘S DEBUT FEATURE IS IMPRESSIVE… AND BOASTS A TERRIFIC PERFORMANCE BY DEVERY JACOBS IN THE CENTRAL ROLE. RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS IS A TRULY OFFBEAT AND ORIGINAL DRAMA."
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


"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


"IT KICKS ASS"
- CINEMASCOPE


"LEARN DEVERY JACOBS NAME RIGHT NOW. JACOBS IS ABSOLUTELY THE MAIN EVENT HERE, AND IT LOOKS AS IF SHE'S POISED FOR HER OWN BIG BREAK OUT ONCE RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS ARRIVES IN THEATERS. SHE'S GOT THE SAME SCRAPPY, WORLD-WEARY OUTLOOK THAT MADE JENNIFER LAWRENCE'S ROLE IN WINTER'S BONE SO DAMN STELLAR. LOOKING FOR A NEW IT GIRL? LET'S GO WITH JACOBS."
- FILM SCHOOL REJECTS


"A TREMENDOUSLY ROUSING FILM THAT ANNOUNCES THE ARRIVAL OF AN EXCITING NEW VOICE IN CANADIAN CINEMA."
- EXCLAIM


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


"DEVERY JACOBS IS FANTASTIC, ALWAYS QUIET AND DIGNIFIED, AND THERE’S AN OUTSIDE CHANCE THAT GHOULS COULD PLAY THE SAME KIND OF ROLE IN HER FUTURE CAREER THAT WINTER’S BONE DID FOR JENNIFER LAWRENCE."
- 366WIERDMOVIES.COM


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


"5 STARS. 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


"IT HAS BEEN YEARS SINCE A CANADIAN DIRECTOR HAS DEBUTED WITH A MOVIE AS IMPRESSIVE AS JEFF BARNABY AND RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS."
- ROW THREE





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)

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



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 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





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