Last night Manchester By The Sea‘s Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams engaged with The Hollywood Reporter‘s Scott Feinberg for a 95-minute chat at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre. Everything was smooth and succinct and on-point — the time flew by. Casey and Michelle are nice, patient, open-hearted people, and this, ladies and gents, was more or less their last big-deal, award-season interview. Manchester director-writer Kenneth Lonergan presented the SBIFF trophies. Hats off again to Roger Durling‘s tech team for editing and delivering several interview clips the following morning — serious pros!

The closing of last night’s SBIFF tribute to Manchester By The Sea‘s Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams: (l. to r.) Hollywood Reporter columnist Scott Feinberg, director-writer Kenneth Lonergan, Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck.