Manchester By The Sea (15) | Electric Palace Fans of writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s two previous features, the perfectly pitched, exploratory dramas You
Manchester By The Sea (15) | Electric Palace
Fans of writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s two previous features, the perfectly pitched, exploratory dramas You Can Count on Me (2000) and Margaret (2011) are desperate to see his latest, garlanded with praise after screenings at festivals
Casey Affleck stars as Lee, a solitary Boston janitor who after a family tragedy must return to his North Shore hometown, Manchester-by-the-Sea to look after his brother Joe’s (Kyle Chandler) son Patrick (Lucas Hedges). There he must deal with
caring for his nephew, coming back into contact with his ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and confronting the weight of the past.
As with his previous work, Manchester by the Sea evinces Lonergan’s eye for comedy amidst tragedy, a sprawling interest in an array of supporting characters and most of all a commitment to reproducing the textures of real life, all present here together with typically excellent performances. But this is also perhaps his most fully realised film to date, absorbing us in a near complete, emotionally overwhelming world.
Date: Saturday 18th March 2017
Time: Starts 7:30pm
Advance price: £4.00
Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901
(Saturday) 7:30 pm
The Electric Palace
35 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NY
Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF