“I’ve been dismissed and ignored, but one thing I won’t be is silenced.” Amy Ryan returns to drama features in Liz Garbus’ “Lost Girls,” a film inspired by true events, heading to Sundance this year. Netflix released the first trailer Thursday.
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.
As the mother tries to force an otherwise indifferent police force, she tries to take matters into her own hands and finds out many stories like her daughter – Shannon. This feature turns an investigative eye towards an American mystery that is rooted in injustice and inequality.
“Lost Girls” is written by Michael Werwie based on the New York Times best-selling book, “Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery,” by Robert Kolker. The film also stars Gabriel Byrne, Thomasin McKenzie, Lola Kirke, Dean Winters and Kevin Corrigan.
Garbus has been nominated for an Academy Award twice, both for Best Documentary Feature for her works, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” and “The Farm, Angole, USA.” Her other documentary features include “A Dangerous Son,” “Robot,” “Love, Marilyn,” “The Execution of Wanda Jean,” “Girlhood” and “Coma.” Her documentarian work has also garnered her with two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Nonfiction Special. In 2015, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” won the Audience Award for Documentary Feature at the AFI Docs Festival.
Ryan was nominated for an Academy Award in 2008 for her supporting performance in “Gone Baby Gone.” She starred in the coedy series “The Office,” and more recently in Amazon’s “Beautiful Boy,” “Late Night” and “Strange But True.”
“Lost Girls” premieres at Sundance Film Festival this month and releases on Netflix streaming March 13.