"A thorough look at anti-war activist Betty Brassell, the film succeeds as a snapshot of an elderly woman who has been enlivened by a renewed purpose centered on anti-war activism.
Betty’s insights into aging are revealing and in large part a motivation for her politicization. In Bed with a Mosquito is a great film for an introductory women’s studies class or a political science class that focused on political dissent and 60’s style activism.
Because of Betty’s age and her willingness to be an outspoken activist, courses or discussions centered on aging, ageism, anti-war movements and feminism would find the film worthwhile. The length, too, is great for in-class viewing and discussion."
- Ciara Healy, Augusta Technical College, Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)
"The strength of this film is that it looks beyond Betty’s activism to encompass her current life, living arrangements, health problems, and family relationships as well as a past life that she considers 'the opposite of happy.' IN BED WITH A MOSQUITO serves as useful pedagogical tool within a number of disciplines including women’s studies, social gerontology, sociology, developmental psychology, and cultural studies. "
- Miya Narushima, Films for the Feminist Classroom