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Yelling to the Sky Details


A teenager struggles with a dysfunctional family environment as she tries to make a life for herself in this independent drama. Sweetness O'Hara (Zoe Kravitz) is the 17-year-old daughter of a troubled and ethnically diverse couple; her father (Jason Clarke), who is white, is caring but suffers from violent mood swings, while her African-American mother (Yolonda Ross) struggles with severe emotional issues and eventually abandons the household. While Sweetness is pretty and bright, she attends a school dominated by youth gangs, and she's often the target of a band of streetwise girls led by Latonya (Gabourey Sidibe), who resent her for her light skin. While her school counselor (Tim Blake Nelson) believes she can make something of herself, Sweetness is more interested in immediate survival than her long-term future, and she allies herself with Roland (Tariq Trotter), who lures her into the world of drug dealing. Yelling to the Sky is the first feature film from writer and director Victoria Mahoney. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 14, 2012


Zoe Kravitz
as Sweetness O'Hara
Jason Clarke
as Gordon O'Hara
Antonique Smith
as Ola Katherine O'Hara
Yolonda Ross
as Lorene O'Hara
Gabourey Sidibe
as Latonya Williams
Tim Blake Nelson
as Coleman
Tariq Trotter
as Roland
Shareeka Epps
as Fatima
Sonequa Martin
as Jojo Parker
Billy Kay
as Dobbs
Peter Tambakis
as Drew
Adam Tomei
as Cal
Hassan Manning
as Bohanen
Marc John Jefferies
as Lil'Man
Gleendilys Inoa
as Betty Oriol


Victoria Mahoney
Victoria Mahoney
Ged Dickersin
Victoria Mahoney
Reed Dawson Morano
Kelly McGehee
Production Designer
Tammy Douglas
Sound Mixer
Glenfield Payne
Re-Recording Mixer
Reilly Steele
Re-Recording Mixer
Nic Ratner
Music Editor
Kirsten Johnson
Still Photographer
Manny Siverio
Stunts Coordinator