The first week of May will bring “Manchester by the Sea” to Amazon Prime Video, the film is the latest from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan. The story picks up after the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew.

By now you are probably familiar with the film, or at least have heard of it. “Manchester by the Sea” earned an Academy Award for Best Actor (Casey Affleck), and an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan). The film was an official selection of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, an official selection of the 2016 New York Film Festival, and an official selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.

Not available on any other subscription services, Manchester By The Sea will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices. You can also watch the film online at for free if you are a Prime member. Prime members will also be able to download the film to mobile devices for offline viewing. Manchester By The Sea joins Prime Video’s line-up of award-winning and critically acclaimed Original Series and Movies.

“Manchester by the Sea” was written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, and stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, and C.J. Wilson.