MVFF Centerpiece Screening: "Waves" at Smith Rafael Film Center


Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Phone: 415-383-5256

You're invited to Mill Valley Film Festival's Centerpiece Screening of "Waves"! Waves of closeness, distance, pain, and joy mark the swells of our most intimate relationships. This is the subject of Krisha and It Comes at Night director Trey Edward Shults’ impressive third feature, centering on the complicated family dynamics of three couples whose lives and loves hang in the balance. Catherine (Renée Elise Goldsberry, Altered Carbon) and Ronald Williams (This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown in an incredibly powerful turn) have worked hard to build a comfortable life in Miami for their children Ty and Emily. When Ty’s girlfriend makes a decision that will permanently impact their futures, Ty reacts, with tragic consequences. The story shifts to Emily and her growing intimacy with classmate Luke (a wonderfully understated Lucas Hedges). Saddled with the weight of unhealed family wounds, the two offer each other comforts neither can find at home. With a fantastic score by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Waves is an unflinching and delicately-crafted portrait of family and forgiveness. 


  • Program & Reception: $75 CFI members | $85 general
  • Program Only: $40 CFI members | $45 general

Tickets available for purchase online

Reception immediately following the screening is held at The Tam Commons Tap Room.

Regular Screening: Friday, October 11, 11:30am at CinéArts Sequoia (25 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941)

Additional Location or Other Information

Film is at Smith Rafael Film Center located at 1118 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. Reception is at Tam Commons Tap Room located at 1300 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901.