Thursday Mar. 2 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie
Presented in partnership with Shadows of the Mind Film Festival
Feb. 27 – Mar. 5, 2017
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
English / 136 minutes
Rating: R (for language throughout and some sexual content)
After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee (Casey Affleck), a reclusive handyman in Boston, is shocked to learn he’s been appointed legal guardian of his nephew, Patrick (Lucas
Hedges). Lee reluctantly returns to his hometown where he is forced to confront his past while he deals with the realities of the present. In stark contrast to his uncle, Patrick is full of life and the two
struggle to adjust to a world without the man who held their family together. Filled with authenticity and honesty, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply empathetic story of loss and human connection.
It’s Affleck’s movie to quietly own as layer upon layer of Irish impassivity is stripped away from his visage until the unspeakable can be spoken. Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader
The sadness of “Manchester by the Sea” is the kind of sadness that makes you feel more alive, rather than less, to the preciousness of things.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Miraculously, this lengthy, achingly sad story is very entertaining and leaves you wanting more. An undercurrent of dry humour makes its way into even the most tragic of sequences.
Nick Dent, Daily Telegraph, Australia