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Waves-the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family

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From writer/director Trey Edward Shults and starring Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, with Renée Elise Goldsberry and Sterling K. Brown. WAVES.

WAVES is now playing in select theaters.

Everywhere December 6.

Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family— led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike

Waves examines love in its myriad incarnations, tracing how, at different times, it can both push people apart and draw them together. “This is a movie about the highs and lows of love—romantic love, familial love, what it means to have a passion for something, and what happens when everything falls apart,” says Shults. “Waves exudes an ebb and flow resembling how I think life truly feels at times.” 

In Waves, love can be the best feeling in the world and also the worst, crashing into our lives with vacillating force in unexpected ways. “Love can be destructive and it can be healing,” says Shults. “Leading with love is the way I want to live my life going forward, but as this story demonstrates, life and love are never that simple.” 


Kelvin Harrison Jr., Sterling K. Brown-Courtesy of A24

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