Manchester By The Sea

About

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother’s heart has given out suddenly, and he’s been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren’t enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.

Casey Affleck’s astonishing performance captures all the substance and crumbling complexity of Lee—a guy frozen in anguish and barely holding it together—who must now step beyond self-imposed isolation to connect with his nephew. Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me, 2000 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner) masterfully depicts human brokenness and the possibility of transformation through subtle, small moments between characters. There are no quick fixes in the working-class New England town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, just the imperfect struggle to meet loss with integrity and decency, day by day.

YEAR 2015

SECTION Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 135 min

COMPANY K Period Media

WEBSITE http://kperiodmedia.com/

EMAIL lauren@kperiodmedia.com

PHONE (917) 499-4491

Credits

Director
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Actor

Artist Bio

Kenneth Longergan

Kenneth Lonergan wrote and directed You Can Count on Me, which won the 2000 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Margaret, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2012 Vienna Film International Festival. His screenwriting credits include Analyze This and Gangs of New York, the latter earning nominations for the WGA and Academy Award. His plays include This Is Our Youth, The Gallery, and Lobby Hero.