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Interview with Buster's Mal Heart Director Sarah Adina Smith

I was thrilled to speak with director Sarah Adina Smith after viewing her impressive second feature, Buster’s Mal Heart, our favorite film of the New Auteurs programming section at this year’s AFI Film Festival. 2,227 more words


London Film Festival 2016: Day 8

by Callum Petch (Twitter: @CallumPetch)

Since I started this, if I’m being blunt, holiday masquerading as journalism of some description, I’ve felt noticeably better about myself.  2,423 more words

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Kate Plays Christine: A Review

It was a strange coincidence this past Sundance when two movies about the same subject – Christine Chubbuck – played in competition. Christine, the other movie, is a conventional biopic, one that I found to be the best movie I’ve seen so far this year; this take on Christine Chubbuck is a documentary approach. 380 more words

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Review: Kate Plays Christine (Robert Greene, 2016)

In Robert Greene’s non-fiction feature Kate Plays Christine, actor Kate Lyn Sheil painstakingly prepares to play the role of TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, whose successful on-air suicide attempt in 1974 allegedly inspired  99 more words


"Kate Plays Christine" and the Importance of Watching

Christine Chubbuck was a reporter for the local news station, WXLT-TV, located in Sarasota, Florida. On July 15, 1974, she committed suicide during a live television broadcast, proclaiming before her death, “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in ‘blood and guts,’ and in living color, you are going to see another first—attempted suicide.” 1,098 more words


Kate Plays Kate Playing Christine

In Robert Greene’s engrossing new film (expertly shot by Sean Price Williams), “Kate Plays Christine,” he watches actress Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares to play Christine Chubbick, a TV reporter at a local Florida station who committed suicide on-air in 1974. 266 more words