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Kate Plays Christine


Actress Kate Lyn Sheil prepares to portray the role of Christine Chubbuck, a real-life news reporter who killed herself on national television in 1974.

The critical consensus

The atmosphere is a little oppressive – Sheil, beautiful though she is to behold, projects an intense melancholy that makes her hard to connect with – but the project presents a beguiling challenge to the simplistic, exploitative tendencies of biopics.

****(*)Hannah McGill, The List, 10/10/2016

The disturbing story of TV journalist Christine Chubbuck, who killed herself live on air, gets a cinematic restaging.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 13/10/2016

Interesting to a degree but you are left wondering what exactly the point is.

**(*)(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 14/10/2016

Robert Greene’s documentary follows actor Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares to play the part of Christine Chubbuck, a news anchor who killed herself on live TV.

****(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 16/10/2016

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday October 21, 2016, until Monday October 24, 2016. More info:

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