WAVES
Feature Narrative | 135 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/14/2019 and 10/14/2019
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Directed By
Trey Edward Shults

Produced By
Jim Wilson
Kevin Turen

Written By
Trey Edward Shults

Featuring
Kelvin Harrison Jr
Lucas Hedges
Taylor Russell
Alexa Demie
Neal Huff
Clifton Collins Jr.
Renée Elise Goldsberry
Sterling K. Brown


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East Coast Premiere

2019 | English | USA

Closing Night

WINNER: HIFF27 Zicherman Family Foundation Screenwriting Award

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, 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 (KRISHA, HIFF 2015), WAVES is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.