Manchester by the Sea

Showtimes: Monday, March 20
7:30pm
$12 public | $10 members

Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), is the resident handyman for a small apartment complex in a Boston suburb. He spends his days shoveling snow, fixing leaks, and doing his best to ignore the tenants' small talk. He spends his evenings either alone in his basement apartment or nursing a beer at his local, where he'll pick a fight with anyone who throws a glance his way. 

When he receives the news that his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) has died of a congenital heart condition and that, to his unpleasant surprise, he's been appointed legal guardian of Joe's teenage son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges), Lee returns to his nearby seaside hometown, a place of both cherished and painful memories. Despite the sudden loss of his father, and in stark contrast to his uncle, Patrick is full of life. A popular student, he juggles hockey, band practice, and two girlfriends. As this mismatched pair stumbles through the mundane details of estate planning and the awkward strain of adolescence, Lee is forced to confront his past, revealed seamlessly through flashbacks, and the realities of his present.

Director:  Kenneth Lonergan
Writer:  Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Rated: R
Running Time:2h 17min

6 Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture, Leading Actor (won) Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Directing, Original Screenplay (won)
5 Golden Globe Nominations: Best Motion Picture, Best Actor (won), Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay
6 BAFTA Awards: Best Film, Best Leading Actor (won), Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing, DAvid Lean Award for Direction, Best Screenplay (won)