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"You’re All a Bunch of Fucking Sadists": Looking at Christine Chubbuck Through Film

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival featured two separate and unrelated films about the life and death of Christine Chubbuck, a news reporter who committed suicide by gunshot during a live broadcast on July 15th, 1974. 583 more words


F.I.L.M. of the Week (February 2, 2017)

An oft-cited dictum of Karl Marx states, “History repeats itself – first as tragedy, then as farce.” There’s a pervasive sense that living through our current time is like watching the horrors of the 1930s and ’40s refracted through a funhouse mirror, albeit with the “fun” sorely missing. 231 more words

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Kate Plays Christine

Kate Plays Christine is a confusing commentary on the public’s obsession with true crime drama.  The film is structured as a kind of documentary, focusing on an actress named Kate Lyn Sheil as she is preparing to play the role of Christine Chubbuck.  196 more words


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


Silver Bullets (2011)

More focused than other early Swanberg stuff I’ve seen and also, apparently, with purpose. Silver Bullets also gains bonus points for featuring a strong central performance from Kate Lyn Sheil who, only now in 2016, finally seems to be having her moment. 237 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. 379 more words

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