February 17th, 2017 by PRatt
March 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan. Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, C.J. Wilson, Heather Burns, Tate Donovan, Josh Hamilton, Anna Baryshnikov, Matthew Broderick, Gretchen Mol.

Life in a New England working class seaside town, with its authentic grit, silence, resilience and poetry is the animating force of Manchester by the Sea’s unique cinematic magic. Casey Affleck stars as Lee Chandler, a sad-eyed exile working as a janitor in Boston, who returns to his hometown when his brother dies. Lee had good reasons for leaving, so he is shocked to learn he has been named the sole guardian of his mouthy 16 year old nephew (Lucas Hedges of Moonrise Kingdom.) It takes everything he’s got to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the town where he learned to be a man.
“A masterpiece with the kind of sadness that makes you feel more alive, rather than less, to the preciousness of things.” 137 min.

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