Kate Plays Christine

This mesmerising meta-documentary from innovative US filmmaker Robert Greene follows actress Kate Lyn Sheil (The Color Wheel, House of Cards) as she prepares for the role of Christine Chubbuck, a real-life 70s Florida newscaster whose on-air suicide is said to have inspired Sidney Lumets Network but has largely been forgotten. Fascinated by the performative as well as the psychological dimensions of this fatal display, Greene and Sheil traveled to Sarasota, Florida, to the scene of Chubbucks death, to learn about her life and to make a film in which the actress would attempt to portray a woman whose motivations and mindset remain all but irretrievable from the tides of time (even an infamous videotape of the incident is said to be under lock and key)& In the absence of tangible documentation, Greene has enlisted Sheil as both a physical representation of Chubbuck and a cinematic cipher for the reimagining of her psychology.

Year: 2016
Genre: Documentaries, Film On Film, Thrillers & Suspense, True Stories, Filmmaking, Biography, Biography, Film Festivals 2016
Country: USA
Director: Robert Greene
Starring: Kate Lyn Sheil
Duration: 112 Minutes
Rating: M
Location in store: Documentary (Film On Film)
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