Previously at the ICA - Films
13 Jan 2017 – 14 Mar 2017
Boston janitor Lee lives a life of solitude in his near-empty apartment. His daily drudgery—working, drinking, getting into fights—is disrupted by the news that his brother Joe has died. Reluctantly, Lee heads to his home town, Manchester By The Sea, Massachusetts, where he is shocked to discover that Joe has made him guardian of his teenage son Patrick. There is more to be confronted, however: what happened between Lee and his ex-wife Randi, who still lives there, that has left such a gaping void in his life?
One of the must-see titles of the awards season, this drama by critically lauded writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (Margaret, You Can Count On Me) articulates profound themes of grief, anger and forgiveness with a quiet, soulful dignity.
Manchester By The Sea, dir. Kenneth Lonergan, USA 2016, 137 mins.