The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 96 minutes
Seventeen-year-old Sweetness O'Hara struts down her neighborhood street with a forty in her hand and a justified chip on her shoulder. At home she faces an inescapable cycle of abuse and neglect, both verbal and physical. At school she juggles peer pressure, alienation, and the fact that at any given moment she may get jumped from behind. Initially an introspective, quiet teen blending into the crowded halls of her high school, Sweetness's attitude changes lanes when the pressure of contending with an alocholic father, an emotionally absent mother, and a lingering threat of violent bullies carry her past her boiling point and into a world of reckless ambivalence. A visceral coming-of-age story featuring a sobering, breakthrough performance from Zoë Kravitz, YELLING TO THE SKY will pick you up and take you on an unrelenting ride through the streets of New York to the alleys of Sweetness's existence. – M.M.
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Women Of The World
Focus On Filmmakers
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
YELLING TO THE SKY (2011)
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
François Cluzet, Omar Sy