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The Fire That Took Her directed by Patricia E. Gillespie
The Fire That Took Her directed by Patricia E. Gillespie

Directed by Patricia E. Gillespie, the gripping documentary The Fire That Took Her explores the murder trial for Judy Malinowski.

The film tells the startling tragedy of mother-of-two Judy Malinowski, who was doused in gasoline and set on fire by her crazed ex-boyfriend, becoming one of the first people to testify at their own murder trial. The Fire That Took Her goes inside the landmark case to ask a timely question: How much must women suffer in order to be believed?

Described as “an unflinching portrait” by “The New York Times,” the film has been played at film festivals across the country including: Woodstock, Hamptons, Austin, Newport Beach, Heartland and more.

Produced by Oscar-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Julie Goldman and Emmy-nominee Chris Clements, and executive produced by Sheila Nevins, the documentary film will launch on Paramount+ on Tuesday, May 23rd.

“I am immensely grateful that the team over at MTV Documentary Films, as well as my collaborators at Motto Pictures, recognized the necessity to preserve Judy’s story for the 1 in 4 women who will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes,” said director Patricia Gillespie. “Our sincere hope is that, with this film, we can help countless more women in Judy’s name.”

Watch the official trailer for The Fire That Took Her.

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