Kenneth Lonergan’s (You Can Count On Me, Margaret) latest film is drawing the sort of attention that will see it garner a slew of nominations in major award ceremonies in the 2017 season. Casey Affleck is one of the major front runners for Best Actor, Michelle Williams looks set to feature heavily in the Best Supporting Actress category and newcomer Lucas Hedges is drawing massive notices for the Best Supporting Actor title. Two new clips for the film have surfaced and the main theme has turned up on soundcloud for you to check out, too!
Synopsis: In Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, 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 from a Massachusetts fishing village, is 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 he’s been made 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.
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA releases on JANUARY 26, 2017 in AUSTRALIA through UNIVERSAL PICTURES