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Music in “Manchester by the Sea”

manchesterbyseamusicdvI’ve written a lot over the past year about women composers in Hollywood. Let’s not forget the ones who are contributing great work to film, but aren’t in L.A.! One of the year’s most riveting and powerful films is Manchester by the Sea, and for a story in this week’s Variety I interviewed both Toronto-based composer Lesley Barber and director Kenneth Lonergan. Lonergan, who previously worked with Barber on You Can Count on Me, offered some fascinating insights, and Barber revealed some especially interesting, family-related details about the voices we hear in her score.