YELLING TO THE SKY by Victoria Mahoney, our April 20 LHAAFF guest
Tuesday, April 16
9:00 p.m. YELLING TO THE SKY (USA, 2011; 94 min., narrative) Directed by Victoria Mahoney. Ms. Mahoney will be present at the LHAAFF on Saturday, April 20 to participate in the 11:00 a.m. Filmmakers Panel Discussion.
As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.
A Golden Bear nominee from the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and Official Selection of the SXSW and Deauville American Film Festivals, YELLING TO THE SKY stars Zoe Kravitz (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS; the forthcoming MAD MAX: FURY ROAD; M. Night Shymalan's AFTER EARTH) as Sweetness O'Hara, an introspective and shy teenager trying to blend into the crowded halls of her high school. But an increasingly complex home life and a growing threat at school soon carry her into a world of reckless ambivalence. A visceral coming-of-age story, YELLING TO THE SKY features a sobering, breakthrough performance from Kravitz, with an all-star supporting cast including Jason Clarke (THE CHICAGO CODE; Kathryn Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY; Baz Lurhman's THE GREAT GATSBY); Gabourey Sidibe (Best Actress nominee for PRECIOUS; The BIG C; TOWER HEIST); Tim Blake Nelson (LINCOLN; O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?) and Antonique Smith (NOTORIOUS).
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (View)
104 - 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144