Friday, October 24:
7:30 p.m. – RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS (a kick-ass, supernatural Native Canadian revenge thriller)
9:30 p.m. – FISHING WITHOUT NETS (a film about Somali pirates)
October 24 through 30 @ 7:30 p.m. nightly
RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS by Jeff Barnaby. This is a kick ass, girl power, native Canadian indie action flick that is a perfect prelude to Halloween. Red Crow Mi’gMaq 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. It screens as part of our on-going series CANADA IS BIGGER THAN THE U.S.
Friday, October 24 @ 9:30 p.m.
FISHING WITHOUT NETS by Cutter Hodierne. Shot in East Africa using Somali non-actors, Fishing Without Nets tells the mesmerizing and sobering story of the pirates from the Somali point of view. First-time feature filmmaker Cutter Hodierne combines the epic cinematic vision of a glorious action-thriller with intimate, textured qualities of an art film, humanizing the pirates by bringing us inside their moral dilemmas and gut-wrenching struggles.