Kenneth Lonergan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kenneth Lonergan (born October 16, 1962) is a playwright, screenwriter, and director born in the Bronx, New York City, New York. He began writing in high school at the Walden School (a defunct private school in Manhattan with a strong drama program). His first play, The Rennings Children, was chosen for the Young Playwright's Festival in 1982 while he was still an undergraduate. He would go on to graduate from the NYU Playwriting Program. After he graduated, he worked as a speechwriter for the Environmental Protection Agency. He also wrote industrial shows for clients such as Weight Watchers and Fujifilm. His first success came with the play This is Our Youth (1996), and was followed by The Waverley Gallery (1999), based on his grandmother's Greenwich Village Gallery, and later Lobby Hero (2002). Lonergan's film career began with his screenplay for the gangland comedy Analyze This (1999). He was subsequently offered a job writing The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000). Lonergan directed his next screenplay for You Can Count on Me (2000), which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and went on to contribute to the screenplay for Gangs of New York (2002). In 2005, filming took place for his second film as writer/director, Margaret (2011), starring Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Matthew Broderick, and his wife, J. Smith-Cameron. The film spent over five years in post-production, resulting in multiple legal disputes ...

You Can Count on Me (2000)

UpliftingDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Rory Culkin

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Rory Culkin

Margaret (2011)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Matt Damon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Matt Damon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick

Marie and Bruce (2004)

A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate and committment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Cairns
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bob Balaban  •  Brian McConnachie

A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate and committment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Cairns
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bob Balaban  •  Brian McConnachie

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Michelle Williams  •  Kyle Chandler  •  Lucas Hedges

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Michelle Williams  •  Kyle Chandler  •  Lucas Hedges