Community Film Picks: ‘The Lost Daughter’
Fri, Sep 15, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


In conjunction with the current exhibition ‘Producing Humans,’ this month’s Community Film Pick is  The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal, 2021), selected and presented by the exhibition’s curators, Alexandra Egan, Alyssa Matthews, and Yasmin Reshamwala.  

The Lost Daughter was released the same year as the formation of Bushel New Babes, the local parent collective initiated by Egan, Matthews, and Reshamwala to facilitate connection among new parents during a pandemic winter. An adaptation of the 2006 novel by Elena Ferrante, the film follows Leda, a university professor and noted translator, who while on vacation becomes entwined with a family whose daughter’s doll goes missing. The event triggers raw memories of Leda’s own complicated relationship with early motherhood, shedding light on the savage realities of caregiving and prompting questions about time and love in relation to the self. See trailer here.

Doors open at 6:45 pm; screening begins at 7 pm. This program is free to attend. There is seating for 30; attendance is mask optional.

Read more about Producing Humans.


Community Film Picks is a once-a-month film night at Bushel taking place on third Fridays at 7 pm. Bushel invites the community to propose films for future screenings. For information please send us an email.

image: film still from The Lost Daughter.