Del Mar film series aims to educate and entertain

Azrael Montoya


Del Mar College will screen “The Burning Bed” as part of its weekly film enrichment series. The 1984 made-for TV movie starring Farrah Faucet tells of a wife on trial for the murder of her husband after being in an abusive relationship for 13 years. It will be shown at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in Room 530 of the White Library.

The film series was started in 2000 by two late librarians, Reference Librarian David Martin and Library Director Chris Tetzlaff-Belhassen. The screenings usually attract around 25 people, said Merry Bortz, head of library technical services. The selection of the films is a “faculty driven process,” Bortz said. Other films to be screened this semester include “The Revenant,” “Girl Interrupted” and more.

Since the passing of both Martin and Tetzlaff-Belhassen, Bortz has continued the series with passion to open students up to new experiences and to educate them about a “broad range of culture,” she said.

Everyone is welcome at the free screenings, which take place every Friday.



Feb 24: “The Burning Bed”

March 3: “The Little Prince”

March 10: “The Whistleblower

March 24: “Triumph of the Will”

March 31: Walkout

April 7: “Mr. Turner”

April 14: “Girl Interrupted”

April 21: “The Revenant”

April 28: “ The Reluctant Fundamentalist”


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