MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2016) - Binge: DADS

  • dir. KENNETH LONNERGAN
  • year. 2016
  • country. USA
  • run time. 137 mins
  • certificate. 15

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)


For Father's Day weekend we've decided on an alternative, not entirely celebratory program of films about fatherhood. Four great films across two days. We've called our short season Binge: DADS. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the cinema of fathers...

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. 

One of the best films in years
— Shortlist
A Masterpiece
— Rolling Stone