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Manchester by the Sea

This screening took place on
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

In Manchester by the Sea, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, 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 living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester By the Sea 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 has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick(lucas Hedges).  Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-th-sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 12-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.  Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.

Preceded by: Proof of Our Years
Rob Dickson music video
Dir. Brett Elliot, 2016, Yukon, 4 min

  • Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
  • 2016, USA
  • 137 minutes
    Manchester by the Sea

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