Kenneth Lonergan: Manchester by the Sea

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Familial interaction is the common thread in writer/director Kenneth Lonergan's films, and his newest Manchester by the Sea is no exception. Casey Affleck stars as "Lee," a socially closed off man who is forced to engage against his will with those closest to him – his family.

Lonergan takes the opportunity to explore silence in the film. He talks about highlighting the awkwardness and often pain that accompanies the human experience.

Photo: Claire Folger




Blake Veit