Where Is Kyra?

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Where Is Kyra?
Where Is Kyra.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Andrew Dosunmu
Produced by
Screenplay by Darci Picoult
Story by
  • Andrew Dosunmu
  • Darci Picoult
Music by Philip Miller
Cinematography Bradford Young
Edited by Oriana Soddu
Distributed by
Release date
  • January 23, 2017 (2017-01-23) (Sundance)
  • April 6, 2018 (2018-04-06) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.


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.[1] Originally titled Beat-Up Little Seagull, later it was re-titled Where Is Kyra?.[2]

Principal photography on the film began on November 2, 2015 in New York City,[1] and it ended on January 2, 2016.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 80% based on 46 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."[4] On Metacritic, the film has a average score of 72 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]


The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017.[6][7]

It was released on April 6, 2018 in New York City, with other major cities to follow.[8]


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