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Where Is Kyra? is a 2017 American drama film directed by Andrew Dosunmu with a screenplay by Darci Picoult and a story by Dosunmu and Picoult. The film stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Kiefer Sutherland.

Where Is Kyra?
Where Is Kyra.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndrew Dosunmu
Produced by
Screenplay byDarci Picoult
Story by
  • Andrew Dosunmu
  • Darci Picoult
Music byPhilip Miller
CinematographyBradford Young
Edited byOriana Soddu
  • Great Point Media
  • Killer Films
  • Little Minx
  • Big Indie Pictures
Distributed by
  • Great Point Media
  • Paladin
Release date
  • January 23, 2017 (2017-01-23) (Sundance)
  • April 6, 2018 (2018-04-06) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$59,717[1]

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017. It was released in a limited release on April 6, 2018, by Great Point Media and Paladin.



In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Michelle Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life.



Killer Films' Christine Vachon produced the film along with David Hinojosa and Rhea Scott, while Great Point Media financed the film.[2] Originally titled Beat-Up Little Seagull, later it was re-titled Where Is Kyra?.[3]

Principal photography on the film began on November 2, 2015 in New York City,[2] and it ended on January 2, 2016.[4]


The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017.[5][6] In January 2018, it was announced Great Point Media and Paladin would distribute the film.[7] It was released in a limited release on April 6, 2018.[8]

Critical receptionEdit

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 81% based on 47 reviews and an average rating of 6.4/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Where Is Kyra? rests on Michelle Pfeiffer's magnetically raw performance — and lives up to it with a trenchant, hard-hitting story."[9] On Metacritic, the film has an average score of 72 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[10]


  1. ^ "Where is Kyra?". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Siegel, Tatiana (October 27, 2015). "Michelle Pfeiffer, Kiefer Sutherland to Star in 'Beat-Up Little Seagull' for Killer Films (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (November 2, 2016). "AFM: Great Point launches ambitious slate". Screen Daily. Screen International. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  4. ^ SSN Insider Staff (January 8, 2016). "On the Set for 1/8/16: Robert Pattinson Starts on the Feature, 'Good Time' While Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Wrap 'Assassin's Creed'". SSN Insider. TSS News. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Patten, Dominic (December 5, 2016). "Sundance 2017: Robert Redford, New Rashida Jones Netflix Series, 'Rebel In The Rye' & More On Premiere, Docu, Midnight & Kids Slates". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media.
  6. ^ "2017 Sundance Film Festival Printable Film Guide" (PDF). Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Institute. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (January 12, 2018). "Sundance: Great Point Media Launching U.S. Theatrical Distribution Arm". Variety. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Nordine, Michael (February 17, 2018). "'Where Is Kyra?' Trailer: Michelle Pfeiffer Gets Lost and Finds Her Comeback — Watch". IndieWire. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Where is Kyra? (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Where is Kyra? Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 8, 2018.

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