In 2013 Robert Kolker published a book, “Lost Girls”, about the lives of five sex workers murdered by the Long Island Serial Killer as well as the efforts made to catch the killer. Now the non-fiction book has been made into a new Netflix Film that will be released on March 13th (on Netflix and in selected cinemas) and starring Academy Award® nominee Amy Ryan. When 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert mysteriously disappears one night, her mother Mari (Ryan) embarks on a dark journey that finds her face to face with hard truths about her daughter, herself, and police bias. Determined to find her daughter at all costs, Mari Gilbert retraces Shannan’s last known steps, driving her own investigation to an insular gated community near the desolate outer banks of Long Island. Her discoveries force law enforcement and the media to uncover more than a dozen unsolved murders of sex workers, young lives Mari will not let the world forget.
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.