MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Rating: MA15+
Length: 138 minutes
Session Times:
Sat, 25th Feb:10:00am 2:30pm 6:45pm
Sun, 26th Feb:10:00am 2:30pm 7:00pm
Mon, 27th Feb:10:00am 2:30pm 8:30pm
Tue, 28th Feb:10:00am 2:30pm 6:45pm
Wed, 1st Mar:10:00am 2:30pm 6:45pm
Nominated for six Academy Awards including:
Best Film
Best Actor (Casey Affleck)
Best Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges)
Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams)
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay

Genre: Drama
Rating: MA15+ 138’ strong coarse language
Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol and Lucas Hedges
Director and writer: Kenneth Lonergan

Synopsis:
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.

Reviews:
"Lonergan found the right man in Affleck, standing stony-faced while others weep, his performance a master class in submerged feeling... But it's Williams who stuns, in the course of a single, astonishing dialogue toward the end of the film."
- Tom Shone, Newsweek
"Not a moment in the film is wasted; though on the long side, this is from start to finish a rewarding and strangely beautiful drama with a conclusion that is immensely satisfying in its touching understatement."
– David Stratton, The Australian
"This is about life as it is lived in the real world, with unassuageable pain, loose ends untied, life lessons unlearned. Life with no narrative closure."
– Peter Bradshaw, Guardian 
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