After the sudden death of Joe Chandler (Kyle Chandler), his younger brother Lee (Casey Affleck) is made legal guardian of Joe’s son Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Lee returns to his hometown and has to deal with both his separated wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the North Shore community.
Manchester by the Sea is an American drama film directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol and Lucas Hedges. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2016.
Principal photography on the film began on March 23, 2015, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. The film is scheduled for a limited release on November 18, 2016, before expanding in mid-December.
Manchester by the Sea
Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Liam McNeill, Heather Burns, Tate Donovan, Josh Hamilton, Gretchen Mol, Mary Mallen, Anna Baryshnikov
Screenplay by: Kenneth Lonergan
Production Design by: Ruth De Jong
Cinematography by: Jody Lee Lipes
Film Editing by: Jennifer Lame
Costume Design by: Melissa Toth
Set Decoration by: Florencia Martin
Art Direction by: Jourdan Henderson
Music by: Lesley Barber
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout and some sexual content.
Studio: Roadside Attractions, Amazon Studios
Release Date: November 18, 2016