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Synopsis

Teleplay by Todd Haynes & Jon Raymond; Directed by Todd Haynes

1931.

Mildreds finances get a boost when she starts selling her pies at the diner. When Veda shames Mildred about being a waitress, Mildred insists she has bigger plans to open her own restaurant. With Wallys help, she devises a plan to convert an abandoned Pierce model home into a chicken-and-waffle restaurant. One afternoon while still working at the diner, Mildred impulsively joins a handsome stranger, Monty Beragon, on a trip to the beach. Returning from her trip, she discovers her youngest daughter Ray has taken ill. Mildred rushes to the hospital but Ray does not survive.

Mildred and Wally having coffee

Part 2