Trailer for the documentary In So Many Words.

Lucy Daniels believes that a family secret told to her as a four year-old radically impacted the trajectory of her life, and set in motion a life-long debilitating mental illness. Born into a powerful newspaper-magnate family, from an early age Lucy defined her worth by her ability to write. Despite early success, she was struck with severe anorexia and underwent brutal treatment in mental institutions, only to survive, pen her first best-seller, and ultimately win a Guggenheim Prize in literature - all before the age of 22. The first of its kind, this hybrid documentary weaves together 'relational' recreations, animated dream sequences, constructed worlds and intimate interviews to tell a worthwhile story of survival and creativity, filtered through the eyes of filmmaker and subject.

Film Info

1 min 26 sec Duration
  • Posted: March 28, 2013
  • Director: Elisabeth Haviland James
  • Writer: Lindsay Devlin
  • Studio: Independent
  • Release: April 7, 2013
  • Cast: Lucy Daniels, Crit Harrington, Holli Saperstein

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