MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is a drama film directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan (Gangs of New York, You Can Count on Me), which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and received critical acclaim. The film stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, and Lucas Hedges.
After the death of his older brother Joe (Chandler), Lee Chandler (Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by- the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.