You are warmly invited to our online Jung and Film evening on Friday 16 October: Manchester by the Sea (run time 2h 17mins). Manchester by the Sea, a 2017 “masterpiece” “composed in an inexpressibly sad minor key” (P. Bradshaw, The Guardian, 12 January 2017), explores themes of loss, complicated bereavement, trauma, and the “irreparable wrongness of life.” (Ibid.) Directed by Kenneth Lonergan and starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Lucas O’Brien, this film tells the story of Lee Chandler, who is called away from his solitary life as a janitor in Boston to his home town, the fishing village of Manchester, Massachusetts. His brother has died and he finds himself the sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew Patrick. Why Lee resists this responsibility and refuses to move back to Manchester gradually becomes evident from the present-day narrative and a series of brilliantly interwoven flashbacks to the events that caused Lee to leave his home.
Online Participation Format
We will be screening this movie via zoom, from the DVD we have purchased. We will start the screening at 18h00 (6pm). After the film there will be a break of 20 minutes, followed by a discussion for approximately 45 minutes.
R100 during lockdown.
Book tickets online below.
Live Streaming | Advanced Booking Essential
Kindly book your ticket by Wednesday, 14 October 2020. A Zoom link will automatically be provided upon successful completion of the payment process.
If you have any queries or issues with booking please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Janis Merand (Lush Food), is available, within a reasonable radius of her home, to deliver food to you (at your own cost), on the evening. Contact her for details at Janis Merand email@example.com
We invite you to visit our Library online, where you can search for titles and find out more about our Collections. For more information on this, contact Debra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you on Zoom, and look forward to continue to share our stimulating film discussions.