37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024



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


Thursday, October 24


8:30 PM


Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Trey Edward Shults

Runtime: 135 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, with Renée Elise Goldsberry and Sterling K. Brown