New feature film, 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE - THE NELLIE BLY STORY will have its US festival premiere at The Bentonville Film Festival May 5th, 9 PM, The BFF that celebrates women and diversity in film created by Geena Davis.
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A new feature film, 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE - THE NELLIE BLY STORY directed by Timothy Hines and starring Caroline Barry, Christopher Lambert (Greystoke Legend of Tarzan, Highlander, Mortal Kombat), Julia Chantrey (Mean Girls, Mama), Kelly Le Brock (Weird Science, The Woman In Red) and Alexandra Callas will have its US festival premiere at The Bentonville Film Festival May 5th, 9 PM.
The movie 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE is a true story where in 1887, 23 year old reporter Nellie Bly (Caroline Barry), working for Joseph Pulitzer, feigned insanity to go undercover in notorious Blackwell's Island Woman's Insane Asylum run by E.C. Dent (Christopher Lambert), to expose corruption, abuse and murder. Bly's article led to the successful shutdown of Blackwell's and she becomes the first woman in history to write a serious investigative front page news story. Nellie Bly is recognized as one of the most important journalists in history.
The movie, filmed on location in Salem OR where One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest was filmed, and Culver City, CA, was scripted by Timothy Hines with the collaboration of Renowned Nellie Bly historian and best selling author Brooke Kroeger. Produced by Susan Goforth, Donovan Le, Strathford Hamilton, Marcy Levitas Hamilton and Saskia Larsen, with have its US theatrical debut on the day Nellie Bly went into the madhouse, September 25th.
The Bentonville Film Festival premiering 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE is chaired by Academy Award winner Geena Davis, and will be held on May 5-9 in Bentonville, Arkansas. 75 films will be featured as part of the BFF inaugural event. The range will be from studio premiers to indie features and documentaries. The goal of the BFF is to celebrate movies that represent women and diversity of the U.S. population.
Also attending the festival are a number of Academy Award winning movie stars including Robert Di Niro and Angela Bassett. Go to the Bentonville Film Festival Website to purchase advance tickets. (Supply limited). Also like 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE on Facebook.