Film: Manchester by the Sea
Those bright yellow signs with large black letters, strapped to telephone poles and street signs, have become ubiquitous around Cape Ann lately. They’re everywhere, and pretty much year-round. But who knew, back in 2015, when those signs in Manchester, Gloucester, and Beverly shouted “MBTS CREW,” that the work they were doing was bound for Golden Globe and Oscar glory?
One of the saddest movies ever made — good company for anther locally-produced, award-winning downer, The Perfect Storm — took its name from our own Manchester by the Sea, and launched actor Casey Affleck out of the shadow of his famous brother, Ben, when he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
It never gets old seeing this beautiful place on the big screen. Hollywood seems to agree.
▶︎ Manchester by the Sea, Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. Released January, 2017.