On July 7, 1978, 18-year-old Mary Ellen Tanner crossed the Mousam River Bridge in Kennebunk, Maine, headed toward home after a summer day of fun. The three friends who saw her on the bridge were the last people to see her alive – except for the person who killed her. Mary’s body was found the following Sunday, miles from the bridge, near a grass airstrip known as Gracie Evans Field, a place so remote only locals knew where it was.
Thirty-seven years later, the murder unsolved, Mary Tanner’s friends and loved ones still grieve over the death of a remarkable young woman whose smile and laughter and love of life brought joy to everyone she encountered.
Girl on the Bridge is a film about Mary Tanner and the people she left behind in the small town of Kennebunk, where the crime's deep wound left a dark and painful scar, where suspicion and rumor still roil beneath the surface of everyday life. Her friends, so young then, are grown up now and they are demanding justice.