Academy Screenings 2016
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Friday, December 30, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman, Aspen, CO 81611


The latest film from award-winning writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me), the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.  Boasting exceptional performances from a cast that includes Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler, Lonergan coaxes beauty and resonance out of one family’s emotionally fractured story. (USA, 2016)


Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Screenwriter:  Kenneth Lonergan
Cinematographer: Jody Lee Lipes
With: Casey Affl eck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, C.J. Wilson


Run Time: 2 hr 17 min