Joaquin Phoenix

Plumbing the depths of sorrow with Casey Affleck and Kenneth Lonergan of 'Manchester By the Sea'

Plumbing the depths of sorrow with Casey Affleck and Kenneth Lonergan of 'Manchester By the Sea'

Casey Affleck has questions. Kenneth Lonergan also has questions. Together, they found more questions that, in the asking, came to feel something like answers.

Affleck is the lead actor and Lonergan the writer and director of “Manchester by the Sea,” a deeply felt examination of grief and guilt. The film has been receiving powerful reactions since its premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and recently opened in limited release to strong per-screen averages on its way to expanding across the country. The film also just received five Spirit Award nominations — including Affleck for best male lead and Lonergan for best screenplay...

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