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Still image showing Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea

Film: Manchester by the Sea at the IFI (audio described and open captioned)

23 Jan 2017 (Past)

Irish Film Institute

A sudden bereavement forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew in Kenneth Lonergan’s emotionally raw, structurally nuanced and brilliantly acted portrait of a damaged family attempting to reconcile its traumatic history.

Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a withdrawn Boston janitor who nurses a private pain; when his beloved older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) dies of a heart attack he journeys back to the titular town he was forced to leave many years earlier, reconnecting with his estranged former wife Randi (Michelle Williams) in the process. It transpires Joe has nominated Lee to be the guardian of his temperamental teenage son Patrick, a responsibility the emotionally brittle Lee is entirely unprepared for.

The Open Captioned (OC) screenings for January are as follows:


Monday 9th January at 14.50, Tuesday 17th January at 20.00

Manchester by the Sea

Wednesday 18th at 15.30, Monday 23rd at 18.00

La La Land

Friday 20th at 15.30, Wednesday 25th at 18.10

In addition, Audio Description (AD) will be available on all screenings of A Monster Calls, Silence, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Jackie and Denial throughout January 2017.

Watch: Trailer for Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler in Manchester by the Sea

All my friends are here, I got two girlfriends and I'm in a band. You're a janitor in Queensie.

Michelle Williams as Randi Chandler in Manchester by the Sea


Audio Description
captioned performance
Casey Affleck
Irish Film Institute
Kenneth Lonergan
Michelle Williams