Cinema

Christine

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Christine

Based on true events, Christine is the shocking story of a Florida news reporter who, in 1974, shocked the world by taking her own life live on air.

Rebecca Hall delivers an awards-worthy performance as Christine Chubbuck, an obsessive journalist at a small town Florida news station, who is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position.

As an aspiring newswoman with an eye for nuance and an interest in social justice, she finds herself constantly butting heads with her boss, who pushes for juicier stories that will drive up ratings.

Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine's diminishing hope begins to rise when an on-air co-worker initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark and surprising turn.

Q&A screening: Lead actor Rebecca Hall joins us for a Q&A following our screening. Tuesday 24 January 6.15pm, Soho.

Director(s): Antonio Campos
Released: 27 January 2017
Length: 120 min
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall