By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 12, 2012 at 9:50PM
Check out the first full release trailer for Victoria Mahoney's Yelling To The Sky, which MPI opens in NYC this Friday, December 14th, to be followed by an expansion into other major markets, all in conjunction with a cable VOD, and digitial platforms.
The coming-of-age drama, produced by Mahoney, Billy Mulligan and Ged Dickersin, stars Zoë Kravitz, Antonique Smith, Gabourey Sidibe, Tim Blake Nelson, Jason Clarke, Yolonda Ross, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, and Shareeka Epps.
In this gripping urban drama, rising star Zoë Kravitz plays 17-year old Sweetness O’Hara, the daughter of an African American mother and a white father, who is struggling to find her place in a rough inner city neighborhood. Her father is either absent or abusive; her mixed race background makes her an outsider; and drugs and violence abound. Sweetness finds herself in a downward spiral of drug dealing, shoplifting and fights with a bully (played by Gabourey Sidibe, Precious) before a series of events leads her to rethink her life and to explore her options for a fresh start...
Yelling To The Sky debuted at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011, commencing its film international festival circuit travels, attracting acclaim along the way.
You've seen the teaser trailer; here's a much fuller one, which reveals a lot more of the film that the last.