WATCH: First Trailer for ‘Manchester by the Sea’ from Kenneth Lonergan

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One of the more anticipated films of the awards season is Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” from Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions.  Starring Academy Award nominees Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, along with Kyle Chandler and Lucas Hedges, the independent drama was purchased at the Sundance Film Festival for $10 million dollars.

Today, a new trailer has been released for your enjoyment.

This is Lonergan’s third feature film after the Oscar-nominated “You Can Count on Me” and nearly shelved indefinitely “Margaret.”  This could be a huge contender in several categories as per many of the rave reviews from those who have seen it.  Peter Travers just named it one of the ten best films in the 21st century.

Watch the trailer down below:

Also, check out the latest OSCAR PREDICTIONS and see where “Manchester by the Sea” ranks!

Official selection, 2016 Toronto International Film Festival ‘Special Presentations’ category

Official selection, 2016 Sundance Film Festival

In Manchester by the Sea, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, 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.

After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised.   Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.

In his first film since 2011’s acclaimed Margaret, Lonergan once again proves himself a powerful and visionary storyteller as he seamlessly weaves past and present together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.

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