Phase 4 Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to writer-director Andrew Edison's high school comedy "Bindlestiffs."  This is the first film released under the new "Kevin Smith's SModcast Pictures Presents" banner.

In Kevin Smith fashion, "Bindlestiffs" is about "three smart-mouthed high school virgins, suspended from school on a graffiti charge, flee to the inner city to live out the plot of The Catcher in the Rye." "Bindlestiffs" premiered at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Feature Narrative.

"This mind-bendingly original and gut-bustingly hysterical first film is so confidently made and one-of-a-kind," gushes Smith, "I cannot wait to stand on a stage beside the 'Bindlestiffs' boys."

Phase 4 and Smith are currently at SXSW looking for more films to add to their roster.  Phase 4 will release "Bindlestiffs" in June.