Series/Themes: Featured, Spotlight Screenings
Film Year: 2019
Film Length: 135 min.
Director: Trey Edward Shults
Featuring: Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, with Renée Elise Goldsberry and Sterling K. Brown
Waves centers around the Williams, an upper middle class African-American family in suburban Florida, as they navigate through love, pain and togetherness in the aftermath of a tragic loss. With authentic portrayals of ordinary life and a deep exploration around finding forgiveness, this film pulsates with urgency as it captures the emotional minefield of growing up and falling in love. From acclaimed filmmaker Trey Edward Shults comes a poetically radiant and ecstatic attempt to challenge core ideas of how and why things happen in life. Through sequences propelled by color, energy, and current music, Shults’ new movie is a rare sort of cinematic achievement that innovates at every turn. Introduction by Chandler Ferrebee (VAFF)
Supported by Underground Shorts