Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at Summer Soiree

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Screenwriters Colony is delighted to honor Kenneth Lonergan at our 4th Annual benefit Friday, July 29 at Almanack Arts Colony.

 

Kenneth Lonergan is the acclaimed screenwriter and director of the upcoming feature film Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. His first film, You Can Count On Me (2000), was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominee for Best Screenplay, and won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, NY Film Critics Circle, LA Film Critics Circle, Independent Spirit Award for Best Film and Best Screenplay, among numerous awards and nominations. His second film, Margaret (2011), won the European Film Critics’ FIPRESCI Award at the Vienna Film Festival and received widespread critical acclaim both in the U.S. and abroad. Lonergan also co-wrote the screenplays for Analyze This and Gangs of New York (2002 WGA and Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay).

 

As a playwright, Lonergan’s work includes This is Our Youth (1996), Drama Desk Best Play nominee, 2015 Tony Award® Best Revival nominee (Steppenwolf); The Waverly Gallery (2000), Pulitzer Prize finalist; Lobby Hero (2001), Drama Desk Best Play nominee, Outer Critics Circle Best Play nominee, 2002 Olivier Award nominee for Best Play during its West End run; The Starry Messenger (2009), Medieval Play (2012), and most recently Hold Onto Me Darling (2016).

 

Full event details and tickets here!

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