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Interview with director & producer of “10 Days in a Madhouse” by Marguerite Kearns

ksfr_logo_for_headerMarguerite Kearns spoke to Susan Goforth and Timothy Hines about the film, “10 Days in a Madhouse” that’s based on the investigative reporting of Nellie Bly. Listen by following the link.

"10 days in a Madhouse"Check in with the special program at Suffrage Wagon Cafe on November 8, 2015 about “10 Days in a Madhouse”, a production about trailblazing reporter Nellie Bly. “10 Days in a Madhouse” is based on a true story about Nellie, a suffrage activist and trailblazing investigative reporter who went undercover in a mental hospital before the turn of the 20th century. Nellie’s discoveries shocked the nation. The production features more than 90% women. The-Other-Side-(single-bill).png

Two contests: Turning Point Suffragist Memorial as well as unique opportunity from Womenon20s.org: “Name The People on The Other Side” (see above image): No cost to enter the contest. Submit the names of the 12 people featured on The Other Side on the form provided on the Womenon20s.org website. Essay Contest: Tell in 500-1000 words why commemorating women on currency is meaningful.  All entries will be sent as one package to the U.S. Treasury and U.S. President. Submitters will be eligible to receive a limited edition commemorative coin tribute and Final Four poster. Send entries to: women@womenon20s.org.

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial has an essay contest for undergraduate and graduate students across the nation.

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NYS suffrage centennial commission one step closer to reality, plus news notes!

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Support New York State’s women’s suffrage centennial commission for 2017. Both houses of the New York State Legislature approved the creation of the suffrage centennial commission during the 2015 session. Now it’s time for Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign the bill. It’s said to have been pushed to the top of the pile of bills to sign in the near future. Once the bill is signed, the push is on to get $2.9 million funding for the commission’s work.

You can help by signing the petition. Write an electronic letter. Call the Governor’s office at 518-474-8390.

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Here at SuffrageCentennials.com we’ve been following the “Suffragette” film (Trailer) and the November 2015 release of “10 Days in a Madhouse” (Trailer). Most often, period films are love stories. But these two films have women characters who drive the plot. The release of the “Suffragette” film in theaters across the nation has been getting plenty of attention. Let us know what you’re doing to bring attention to “Suffragette.” Get your organization involved!

Check out the special November 8, 2015 program about “10 Days in a Madhouse” at Suffrage Wagon Cafe. The 200th birthday celebration of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday was celebrated with a party at Cooper Union in New York City on November 12. And the Women’s Rights Park in Seneca Falls, NY has a special program scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015.

On January 1, 2016 the centennial observance for Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr, will be launched. Follow SuffrageCentennials.com during 2016. Sign up for the newsletter. Become a partner and participate in the action campaign. We’re partners with the Inez Milholland centennial observance. Details to follow soon.

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VIDEOS: “10 Days in a Madhouse,” new film release about reporter Nellie Bly

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10 Days in a Madhouse Trailer from TriCoast Studios on Vimeo.

A Nellie Bly special: Trade Cards from the collection of Kenneth Florey on Vimeo.

The film, “10 Days in a Madhouse,” opens in theaters across the U.S. soon. It’s a staggered release so don’t give up if it’s not playing right away in your town or city. Be patient. It’s worth the wait. And our video features vintage Nellie Bly trade cards from the collection of author Kenneth Florey. It’s a reminder of how reporter Nellie Bly was well known in her day. Ken is the author of American Woman Suffrage Postcards from McFarland Press (2015). He specializes in women’s suffrage memorabilia, and his books are worth ordering to make them part of your reference library.

WHY “10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE” IS MAKING PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION!

Come January 2016 with the upcoming Academy Awards, the film “10 Days in a Madhouse” is likely to be talked about as a U.S. film with teaching and learning potential because of the period subject matter and a more than 90% women’s cast. The film that’s directed by Timothy Hines and produced by Susan Goforth brings to a wide audience the story of investigative reporter Nellie Bly. The cast includes Caroline Barry, Christopher Lambert, Kelly LeBrock, Julia Chantrey and others (Pendragon Pictures).

In this production, Nellie Bly goes undercover in 1887 to report on conditions at Blackwell’s Island, a mental institution. Her expose created waves all over the nation. And Nellie Bly opened the doors wide for women in journalism before the turn of the 20th century. We love Nellie Bly because of her women’s rights activism and her journalistic coverage of the suffrage movement that included a remarkable interview with Susan B. Anthony, her feature articles on suffrage conventions, as well as the 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, DC.

"10 days in a Madhouse"EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NELLIE BLY FILM’S PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR!

In an exclusive interview, producer Susan Goforth and director Timothy Hines had this to say about Nellie Bly and the making of the film, “10 Days in a Madhouse”:

Producer Susan Goforth: “The way Nellie Bly handled her newspaper assignments became a journey of her soul. She handled her subject matter with grace, openness, and accessibility while always wanting to tell the truth to the people.”

“Nellie Bly lived in a time when only 2% of the journalism jobs were held by women… She opened the door for all women to be taken seriously as reporters.”

Director Timothy Hines: “I owe this film to my mother who was born in 1917. I was the youngest of ten and I grew up hearing the tales of Nellie Bly from my mother. I’ve always been fascinated by Nellie’s writings. When my mother passed in 2008, this crystalized for me the things that are important in my life. I intend to devote the rest of my life to films about women’s rights and minority rights…”

“If Nellie Bly had been a man, there would be statues of her. She would be included in history lessons instead of being relegated to children’s books for girls alone.”

Librivox of Nellie BlyTEACHING RESOURCES: Librivox has “10 Days in a Madhouse” in audio. It’s free. A shorter selection is available, edited by Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

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