How I Got Lost

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How I Got Lost is a 2009 American film that premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival,[1] the St. Louis International Film Festival[2] and Austin Film Festival.[3] It was written and directed by Joe Leonard, and stars Aaron Stanford, Jacob Fishel, and Rosemarie DeWitt.[4] The film was scored by Golden Globe award nominated musician Kaki King.[5][6] It was shot with the Red camera[4] on location in the East Village, Manhattan and in Kirkwood, Missouri.[7][8] Unique in its bookending of two transformative events in New York City: the September 11, 2001 attacks and Northeast Blackout of 2003.[4]


The story involves a young disillusioned banker (Aaron Stanford) as seen through the eyes of his sportswriting best friend (Jacob Fishel), who has emotionally withdrawn since September 11, 2001 and the end of his post-9/11 relationship. When the two decide to leave town, the film becomes a road movie about the hidden gifts of getting lost.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Newport Beach Film Festival 2009 : How I Got Lost". Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Cinema St Louis". Cinema St Louis. Archived from the original on 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Austin Film Festival 2009 : How I Got Lost". Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  4. ^ a b c "How I Got Lost Review - Read Variety's Analysis Of The Movie How I Got Lost". 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  5. ^ "HFPA - Nominations and Winners". 2010-03-22. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  6. ^ "BYT interview: Kaki King". BrightestYoungThings. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  7. ^ Don Corrigan (2009-07-17). "Kirkwood Native's Film, "How I Got Lost," Debuts July 19". Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  8. ^ "Kirkwood has starring role in new film | | St. Louis, MO". Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  9. ^ Villarreal, Raquel. "Getting Lost: Texas Monthly November 2009". Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
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