When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Hot Spot: LACMA Bing Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Deets: Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me, Margaret) returns to the big screen with a new emotionally packed melodrama. This one, set in the small Massachusetts town that gives the film its title, follows another family disintegrating before our very eyes as tragedy wallops the Chandler clan. Lee (Casey Affleck), still suffering from the hurt surrounding his crumbling marriage to Randi (Michelle Williams), has to step up in a way that he could never have imagined. His older brother, Joe (Kyle Chandler), has recently passed away and Lee in now in the position of having to raise Joe’s son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges), while trying to figure what he wants to do with his own life and getting his arms around his own responsibilities. Lonergan has crafted a story that often plays out in wordless scenes, and Affleck’s wresting with truths he’s spent his life avoiding has a power that has become the actor’s trademark over the past few years. Lonergan talks about his most recent production in a Q&A session following the screening.
Includes a conversation with writer/director Kenneth Lonergan
Who You May Spot: Kenneth Lonergan
Hint For The Average Socialite: For LACMA Film Club and Film Independent members only
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