PINK SKIES AHEAD Special Presentations


World Premiere

Following the film at 8:45 p.m. PDT, AFI Festivals Director of Programming Sarah Harris leads a conversation between filmmaker Kelly Oxford and actors Jessica Barden, Odeya Rush and Devon Bostick.

After watching this Special Presentation, join us for a live AFI Summit session on October 19 at 1:00 p.m. PDT: CENTERING CHARACTERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS IN FILM AND TELEVISION

Los Angeles, 1998. After dropping out of college and moving back home to live with her parents, Winona is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Skeptical of her doctor’s opinion — she hasn’t had a panic attack after all —Winona carries on with her wild lifestyle. Only when things begin to truly unravel around her, does she reluctantly decide to see a therapist and face her truths.

Jessica Barden gives a magnetic performance as the passionate and struggling Winona. The directorial debut film of Kelly Oxford, based on her essay “No Real Danger,” PINK SKIES AHEAD is a powerful and empathetic portrait of mental health often hidden beneath the surface. –Sarah Harris

Kelly Oxford has authored two books including the New York Times bestseller “Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar.” Her original feature SON OF A BITCH was sold to Warner Bros. Oxford wrote ALL THE WAY for Point Grey and was onset writer for THE DISASTER ARTIST.

Zachary Jacobs
Stampede Ventures


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Director: Kelly Oxford

Screenwriter: Kelly Oxford

Producers: Greg Silverman, Lisa Zambri, Greg Gilreath, Adam Hendricks

Executive Producers: Gideon Yu, Chris Bosco, Zac Locke, Carlos Cusco, Emerson Machtus, Andrew Davies Gans

Director of Photography: Charlie Sarroff

Editor: Sara Beth Shapiro

Production Designers: Courtney Andujar, Hillary Andujar

Music: Adrian Galvin, Ariel Loh

Cast/Featuring: Jessica Barden, Henry Winkler, Rosa Salazar, Lewis Pullman, Devon Bostick, Marcia Gay Harden, Michael McKean, Mary J. Blige, Odeya Rush

Running Time (minutes): 94

Language: English