An up-close look at one family's emotional ups and downs, opening at The Ross on Friday, January 17, WAVES captures complicated dynamics with tenderness and grace. True to its title, “WAVES” is frightening and soothing, overwhelming in its elemental force and rarely still. –Anne Hornaday, Washington Post All of Shults' stylistic brio and formal inventiveness is finally in the service of a story about love, its mutability and fragility. –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times The emotional typhoon unleashed in this family drama is the work of Trey Edward Shults, a major young filmmaker who draws astounding performances from Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Sterling K. Brown, and an unforgettable Taylor Russell. –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone WAVES is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, January 17 through Thursday, January 30. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. The Motion Picture Association of America has rated WAVES R (for language throughout, drug and alcohol use, some sexual content, and brief violence-all involving teens). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. 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.