Manchester By the Sea

Show Times:

Fri 1/13 thru Thu 1/19, 5pm & 7:45pm daily
Fri 1/20, 5:00pm & 7:45pm
Sat 1/21 & Sun 1/22, 5:00pm & 7:45pm
Mon 1/23 through Thu 1/26, 7:30pm 


Rated: R
Running Time: 137 minutes

Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea is easily one of the best pictures of 2016. The eponymous Cape Ann town is picture postcard scenic, but nevertheless has the gritty, working class feel of Southie and is suffused with tragedy and despair. Thanks to a fine script and splendid acting, we somehow come out the other side, into a qualified admiration of the players who emerge stronger and wiser for all their suffering. The film has a lock on an Oscar nomination and Casey Affleck, who stars along with Michelle Williams, Gretchen Mol, and Kyle Chandler, won a Globe for best actor in a drama.—Peter Biskind

“Manchester by the Sea is a finely shaded portrait, a study in individual misery set in a place that is observed with care and affection.”—A.O. Scott, NY Times

“An exemplary film of such exceptional wisdom, beauty, clarity, sensitivity and emotional depth that I had to rub my eyes to believe it.”—Rex Reed, NY Observer

“Lonergan has given us a masterpiece.”—Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly