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”