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'Manchester by the Sea' editor connects the puzzle pieces through the tears

'Manchester by the Sea' editor connects the puzzle pieces through the tears

On at least one occasion, the footage from “Manchester by the Sea” brought its film editor, Jennifer Lame, to tears. The drama follows the life of Boston janitor Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) who, when his brother dies, is named guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges).

The divorced Chandler carries with him great trauma from his past and feels he cannot move back to his hometown of Manchester by the Sea to care for Patrick, though he is staying there while the situation gets settled. At one point while in town, he runs into his ex-wife, played by Michelle Williams.

“I’ll never forget the day I got the Michelle and Casey scene,” said...

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