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Cinemaude volume 4.

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Introducing our series with TeaTime Pictures: Cinemaude. Find maude's Co-Creative Director Dakota Johnson and TeaTime Co-Founder Ro Donnelly's favorite romantic flicks curated monthly.

Strictly Ballroom, 1992
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter

Luhrmann’s directorial debut follows a professional ballroom dancer’s quest to win the National Championship. His bold choice of partner—an unestablished, untalented local—puts him at the criticism of his colleagues. The two dance regardless of the industry’s disdain—and a romance builds in the process.

Notting Hill, 1999
Directed by: Roger Michell
Starring: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers

A serendipitous meet, leads a lowly British bookstore owner William (Grant) into a love affair with American actress Anna (Roberts). While they fall deeper in love, they realize their separate lives may drive them apart.

Where to watch: Netflix

Silver Linings Playbook, 2012
Directed by: David O. Russell
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro

A twisted anti-hero’s journey follows Pat (Cooper), who moves back in with his parents after losing his home and being left by his wife. He meets an unlikely friend (Lawrence) who is willing to help him put his life back together if he helps her compete in a ballroom dancing competition.

Where to watch: Hulu

Moonlight, 2016
Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe

From the same director behind If Beale Street Could Talk Medicine for MelancholyMoonlight follows the life of a homosexual Black man in Miami. Chiron, the son of crack-addict, is taken in by Juan (Ali) a local drug dealer through the neglect and homophobia from Chiron’s mother. As a teen, he continues to struggle with his sexuality and encounters violence and bullying at his school. Later in life, despite living in Atlanta, the people from his past continue to influence his sense of self. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Waves, 2019
Directed by: Trey Edward Shults
Starring: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Sterling K. Brown, Alexa Demie

Waves centers on a suburban family’s drama and turmoil in South Florida whose life is turned upside down by the eldest son Tyler’s (Harrison) simultaneous injury and high school girlfriend’s pregnancy. The loss of his career leads Tyler towards a path of drugs and rage, leading to the death of his girlfriend. Emily, Tyler’s young sister, becomes estranged from the family as she falls in love with one of Tyler’s former teammates.

Where to watch: Hulu