New Orleans Loving Festival – Yelling To The Sky

Please join the New Orleans Loving Festival for a Film Screening & Discussion.

by Victoria Mahoney (2011)

17-year-old Sweetness O’Hara (Zoe Kravitz)  has arrived at the first of several life changing forks in the road. Being the daughter of mixed race parents in a less than tolerant community, she lives with an alcoholic and intermittently abusive father, and a mother suffering from a mental illness, the exact nature of which Sweetness is unsure. Her protective older sister, Ola, is pregnant, with no support from the child’s father. Yet, with all this chaos enveloping her, Sweetness takes her life into her own hands in a neighborhood where to become an adult, you first must survive as a teenager.  (95 minutes)  FREE Admission

There will be a short Q & A following the screening with Filmmaker VICTORIA MAHONEY.   Co-presented with Charitable Film Network, Press Street, and Café Istanbul.  For more information contact  View film trailer here.

*FESTIVAL BONUS – We will also screen of “I AM NOT AN OTHER” by Lusher Charter School students Dylon Coggins & Sydney Walker.  Young men and women of mixed racial heritage answer questions about what it means to be multiracial in this refreshingly candid documentary.  (10 minutes, 2012)

The New Orleans Loving Festival is a Multiracial Community Celebration & Film Festival that challenges racial discrimination through outreach and education. The New Orleans Loving Festival is an initiative of the Charitable Film Network and Press Street. Please follow NOLF on Facebook.