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“The Fire That Took Her” Documentary Film
May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Being screened at the Historic Marion Palace Theatre, “The Fire That Took Her,” an MTV Documentary Films production directed by Patricia E. Gillespie, tells the story of Judy Malinowski, a Franklin County woman who was the victim of a horrific case of domestic violence in 2015 during which her boyfriend doused her with gasoline and set her on fire outside of a convenience store in Gahanna. Malinowski eventually died from her injuries in 2017, but not before she had the chance to advocate for legislation that would become known as Judy’s Law and later record a video testifying against her attacker, who was eventually convicted of murder and is spending life in prison.
Scheduled to be shown at the Palace Theatre in downtown Marion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, the documentary is a powerful piece of filmmaking that features graphic video footage of Malinowski on her death bed telling her own story and the disturbing video evidence of her being set on fire, images which give the documentary an emotional depth and intensity that is at times unsettling. Admission is free.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. The Edwards Family is sponsoring the screening at the Palace Theatre.