Lost Girls, the new Netflix film and feature film debut of noted documentarian Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?; Love, Marilyn; and Bobby Fischer Against The World) will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival January 28 in snow-packed (unless climate change has messed up winter again!) Park City, Utah.
Netflix has released the trailer for their upcoming drama Lost Girls. Based on the true story of five sex workers who disappeared near Long Island, the story follows Mari Gilbert (Amy Ryan), who works to uncover what happened to her missing daughter, Shannan.
This is one of my most-anticipated movies playing at Sundance this year because the hook here isn’t just a matter of “solving” the case, but looking at the larger systemic issues that led to the disappearance of young women from white, working-class neighborhoods. I’m eager to see what director Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?) brings to the material, and I’m always happy to see Amy Ryan in a lead role.
Check out the Lost Girls trailer below, and look for our review out of Sundance on Tuesday, January 28th. The film arrives on Netflix on March 13th and also stars Thomasin McKenzie, Gabriel Byrne, Dean Winters, and Lola Kirke.
Synopsis from Netflix:
When Mari Gilbert’s (Academy Award® nominee Amy Ryan) daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers. From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, LOST GIRLS is inspired by true events.
We can’t wait to see this debut feature film from renowned director Liz Garbus and we can’t wait for Gabriel and Amy Ryan to be re-united once again! This will be their third project together, after In Treatment and Louder Than Bombs.
Finally, here’s the new poster for the film. Stay tuned for a report from the premiere and more information as it happens.