“Discovered,” Amanda Lipitz’s documentary about three adopted teenagers and their sudden connection, has landed at Netflix. In keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, the streamer acquired worldwide rights to the doc, with plans to start streaming it October 20.
“The movie follows the unimaginable story of three American teenage ladies (Chloe, Sadie, and Lily) — every adopted from China — who uncover they’re blood-related cousins on 23andMe,” the supply particulars. “Their on-line assembly evokes the younger ladies to confront the burning questions they’ve about their misplaced historical past. Once they meet for the primary time, they embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to China in the hunt for solutions.”
Lipitz is producing the doc, as are Anita Gou, Jane Zheng, and Jenny Raskin.
“It is a movie about the best way we’re all linked, set towards a backdrop of circumstances that modified the course of many lives,” Lipitz acknowledged. “It’s for anybody who has the religion, braveness, and power to search out out who they are surely.”
The filmmaker beforehand helmed “Step,” a doc chronicling the senior yr of an inner-city Baltimore highschool’s ladies’ step dance workforce. The movie acquired prizes from Sundance, AFI Docs, the NAACP Picture Awards, the African-American Movie Critics Affiliation, and Critics’ Selection Documentary Awards. Lipitz additionally directed and exec produced the podcast “Motherhacker, exec produced the fact sequence “Legally Blonde the Musical: The Seek for Elle Woods,” and produced stage productions similar to “Legally Blonde the Musical,” “A View From the Bridge,” and “The People.”