In her time she was called, “The Greatest reporter in America.”
10 Days in a Madhouse, the lauded historical biopic directed by, Timothy Hines, tells the true origin story of how one of the most courageous women in history burst on the scene with a bang. In 1887, at 23, reporter Nellie Bly, working for Joseph Pulitzer, went undercover in Blackwell’s Island Women’s Insane Asylum to expose corruption, abuse and murder. She brought down the system and opened doors that women working in journalism to this day owe Bly a debt of gratitude.
With reviews like, “Stunning!” – New York Times, “Must See” – Ms. Magazines, “Awesome, Incredible” – Popcorn Talk Network, “Demands To Be Watched!” – Bust Magazine, and, “Exciting and Inspiring” – Best Feminist, a passionate labor of love, 10 Days in a Madhouse, has been continuing to gain ground in US theaters, drawing on one of Nellie Bly’s most famous quotes, “Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything.”
Ms. Magazine’s Christina Maria Paschyn praised the movie, “Written and directed by Timothy Hines, I can honestly say this movie is a must-see. Nellie Bly’s heroism and courage truly come to life on the screen, thanks to the work of talented up-and-coming actor Caroline Barry. Barry is instantly magnetic as Bly, and it’s hard not to root for and fall in love with her character as the story progresses.”
The Ms. Review went on, “Hines also does a great job showing just how grotesque and abusive the conditions really were at Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum. In the film, Bly encounters creepy and uncaring doctors, sadistic nurses and several incarcerated women who are clearly not insane and should never have been sent to the asylum in the first place. Several are locked up for reasons that would make feminists rage, such as catching their husband having an affair, just being poor, or not being able to speak English well enough to plead their case.”
Summing up her review, the Ms. Magazine critic said, “all of the asylum patients are well played, most particularly by actors Julia Chantrey, Natalia Davidenko and Jessa Campbell. Christopher Lambert is strong as the superintendent,” and “Films like 10 Days in a Madhouse that feature incredible and aspirational female role models deserve to be made, but are largely ignored by sexist movie execs.”
Bust Magazine’s movie critic, Hanna Lustig said of 10 Days in a Madhouse, “Director Timothy Hines’ modern biopic of the same name stars Caroline Barry as Bly, and captures the journalist’s time on the island in a visceral new way.”
She went on to say, “Not for the faint of heart,” and “10 Days in a Madhouse demands to be watched.”
10 Days in a Madhouse has been playing across the US in select theaters since November 11th.
With a haunting and emotionally gripping Celtic score by Jamie Hall in 5.1 surround sound. Don’t wait. See 10 Days in a Madhouse this weekend. Starts Friday in North Hollywood at the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theater.
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