MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

November 18, 2016, 2h 15 mins

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

6 Academy Award® Nominations - including Best Picture
Winner of Golden Globe® - Best Actor, Drama Casey Affleck
4 Screen Actors Guild Nominations
Winner of 4 National Board of Review Awards
Winner of 3 Critics’ Choice Awards

DIRECTOR

Kenneth Lonergan

SCREENWRITER

Kenneth Lonergan

CAST

Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Matthew Broderick, Gretchen Mol

Synopsis

In Manchester by the Sea, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Seais a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.

After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.

In his first film since 2011’s acclaimed Margaret, Lonergan once again proves himself a powerful and visionary storyteller as he seamlessly weaves past and present together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.