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Yelling to the Sky (2011)

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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.

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Victoria Mahoney
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Cast

Credited cast:
Zoë Kravitz ... Sweetness O'Hara
Jason Clarke ... Gordon O'Hara
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Jojo Parker (as Sonequa Martin)
Antonique Smith ... Ola Katherine O'Hara
Gabourey Sidibe ... Latonya Williams
Tim Blake Nelson ... Coleman
Maurice Compte ... Junior Oriol
Zabryna Guevara ... Aracely Oriol
Marc John Jefferies ... Lil' Man
Tariq Trotter ... Roland
Yolonda Ross ... Lorene O'Hara
Shareeka Epps ... Fatima Harris
E.J. Bonilla ... Rob Rodriguez
Billy Kay ... Dobbs
Peter Anthony Tambakis ... Drew
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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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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YTTS LLC See more »
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color | Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Ninety-two page script, was shot in eighteen days total, with two takes maximum. See more »

Soundtracks

Shada Boxa
Written by Jason Beltz & Pete Stringfellow
Published by Red Engine Music & Revision West
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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Excellent film, thought--provoking, highly recommended!
27 June 2011 | by taylors9See all my reviews

I saw a screening of this film at the Mixed Roots Festival in Los Angeles, June 11, 2011. It is an excellent film. It is very well written, with prominent actors. I found the story entirely believable, and was moved to see the lead characters portrayed as capable of transformation and growth. Both Jason Clarke and Zoe Kravitz were superb in their roles as father and daughter torn between love and anger, and all actors carried their roles with great skill and realism. I have never submitted a film review before, but we were asked to review Yelling to the Sky in the hope that it will advance to the general theater circuit; therefore I am sending my thoughts and my vote.


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