Christine

Antonio CamposUSA120 minutes2015RColourEnglish

Antonio Campos (Afterschool, Simon Killer) directs this chilling character study of real-life Florida newscaster Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall), narrating the events before she committed suicide on live television in 1974.

Antonio Campos (Afterschool, Simon Killer) takes a notorious media event — the on-air suicide of Florida newscaster Christine Chubbuck in 1974 — and transforms it into a nuanced, disturbing character study of the individual behind the infamy. Rebecca Hall gives a mesmerizing performance as Chubbuck, whose dreams of success soon come into conflict with her stubborn integrity. As disappointment piles upon disappointment in both her personal and professional lives, she embarks on a dark path. Speculating on what may have led to Chubbuck's death, Christine also honours her life by envisioning the woman she may have become.

Illness + DeathMental HealthFemale ExperienceDrama