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Waves – 4pm
December 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Screening: Thursday, December 19, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
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Written and Directed by: Trey Edward Shults
Cast: Kelvin Harrison JR., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Sterling K. Brown
Drama, 14A for coarse language and sexually suggestive scenes, 136 minutes (USA)
“Prepare to be bowled over by two relative newcomers: actress Taylor Russell, who quite simply has the most expressive young face to be seen onscreen in many a season, and Kelvin Harrison Jr., who can be cocky and vulnerable in the same split second.” – Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
“Whatever your reaction to this ambitious, boldly original and hard-hitting family drama, you could never accuse writer-director Trey Edward Shults of holding anything back.” – G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
“[A] powerful artistic undertow that sucks viewers in and spits them out gasping.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe.
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, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.
Nominee, Best Supporting Female, (Taylor Russell) Film Independent Spirit Awards, 2020
Nominee, Audience Award/Best Feature/Breakthrough Actor (Taylor Russell) Gotham Awards, 2019
Winner, Best Screenwriting, Hamptons International Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Virtuoso Award (Taylor Russell) Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2020
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