AceShowbiz - The first trailer for Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed "Manchester by the Sea" has been released by Roadside Attractions. The video features %cCasey Affleck% as Boston janitor Lee Chandler who is called back to his hometown after his brother's death and takes care of his teenage nephew Patrick (%cLucas Hedges%).
Set in the tiny Massachusetts fishing village Manchester-by-the-Sea, the video highlights Lee's struggle with the responsibility of being Patrick's guardian. Other scenes feature him given a suggestion to relocate, but neither he nor his nephew are interested. "All my friends are here, I got two girlfriends, and I'm in a band," Patrick reminds his uncle.
The video also offers glimpses of Lee's friend and other family members, including his separated wife Randi (%cMichelle Williams%). He can be seen confronting her on the street. "My heart was broken, and I know yours is broken too," she says as she chokes up.
Earlier this year, the Kenneth Lonergan-directed film premiered at Sundance Film Festival and became an Oscar nominee for Best Pictures category. The drama which also stars %cGretchen Mol%, %cKara Hayward%, %cHeather Burns%, %cTate Donovan% and %cErica McDermott% will be screened at Toronto on September 8 and is expected to have a limited release in U.S. theaters on November 18 this year.
In "Manchester by the Sea", 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, the film is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.