Movie Screened At Walton & Weybridge Film Society – Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea - Movie Coming To Walton & Weybridge Film Society

Wednesday January 23rd 2019: 8pm
Manchester by the Sea

Director: Kenneth Lonergan, USA, 2016, 137 minutes. Leading players: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Walton and Weybridge Film Society - Movies at Cecil Hepworth Playhouse
A middle- aged loner has to face his demons when he is drawn back to his old hometown to care for his nephew in Manchester by the Sea

Film Synopsis

This is Kenneth Lonergan’s intricate, understated and devastating portrait of a blue-collar community haunted by tragedy, Set and partly shot in the Massachusetts
coastal community, it is a family narrative. Its central character is Lee Chandler, a janitor working in an apartment building but also glimpsed in the opening shot in what proves to be a flashback, happily sailing on a boat with his brother Joe and Joe’s son Patrick.

In a narrative punctured by flashbacks, Lee is summoned back to his hometown where Joe has died and where Lee is a figure of notoriety for shocking reasons revealed later in the film. Yet you have a sense of life going on around him regardless of his insuperable sadness.

This is an award-winning performance from Casey Affleck.

The film ends on the water where it began showing us that even a no-hoper can have some days which are better than others.


Walton and Weybridge Film Society - Movies at Cecil Hepworth Playhouse

Film Notes

This was the first film distributed or co-distributed by a streaming service, in this case, Amazon, which was awarded an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

About Our Film Society

Walton and Weybridge Film Society meet at roughly three-weekly intervals on Wednesday evenings, commencing at 8pm at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Hurst Grove (off Hepworth Way), Walton-on-Thames to watch well regarded (mostly recent) films that have probably not been shown in our local cinemas. The programme for this season is listed in the application form (see below).

The venue is owned by Elmbridge Council and used mainly by amateur dramatic societies but it is also very suitable for film shows, with tiered seating and the usual amenities.

Refreshments are provided without charge in a side room after each show and film club members are invited to discuss their reactions to the movie with the Committee and other members.

If you live in Walton or Weybridge or close to this area (for example Hersham, Shepperton, Cobham, Esher), why not join us?
If you would like to join our Film Society, please print off This Application Form and mention the All About Weybridge website.

Early Membership Discount

Join and pay your club subscription by 25th August 2018 for an ‘early bird’ discount of £2 (single member) and £4 (double membership).

Programme of Movies at Walton and Weybridge Film Society

September Movie – Franz
At The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse
Walton On Thames

Event Times & Venue

Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Start Time: 8pm.

Address: The Performance Hall,
The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse,
Hurst Grove,
Surrey KT12 1AT

Note: Hurst Grove is off Hepworth Way (A3050)

Parking: On-site parking is extremely limited and patrons are directed, unless mobility is very restricted (places available only on a first-come, first-served basis), to use the ample free facilities behind Little Waitrose, which is a short way further along Hepworth Way.

Contact Walton and Weybridge Film Society

For membership & guest ticket enquiries, telephone: 01932 226 386
Please mention the All About Weybridge website

For all membership enquiries please contact
our Membership Secretary by email:

You may contact our Chairman,
Ken Wilson:


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