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Kate Plays Christine

Kate Plays Christine
  • 2016
  • US
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Greene
  • Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil
  • UK release: 14 October 2016

A study of artistic endeavour, loneliness and cultural notoriety, with director Greene following actress Sheil as she prepares to play (in a non-existent film) real-life TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, who committed suicide during a live TV broadcast in 1974. Ambitious and beguiling, if oppressive.

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Genesis, London E1 (0.0 miles)

93–95 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 4UJ
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Thu 3 Nov

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Kate Plays Christine

10 Oct 20164 stars

Ambitious documentary exploring the sad story of Christine Chubbuck and the artistic process itself

In July of 1974, a young Florida TV reporter named Christine Chubbuck acquired a slight and macabre form of fame, by fatally shooting herself in the head during a live news broadcast. On the desk in front of her was a handwritten script about her death…

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