November 4 - 10, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown | One Week Only!
Based on true events, director Antonio Campos' masterfully intimate and sensitive portrait dives into the last days of Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall, in a gripping and critically acclaimed performance), a 1970s TV newscaster who finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a spiraling personal and career crisis that leads to a tragic, surprising outcome. Co-starring Michael C. Hall and Tracy Letts.
“It’s tempting for a performer who’s playing an alienated, isolated person to just put up a wall of inscrutability. But Hall’s Christine draws us closer rather than pushing us away—this performance is a quiet, multidimensional marvel.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“An expertly crafted noir-like depiction of Chubbuck's descent into psychological duress…with a stunning lead performance by Hall, who turns the would-be suicidal anchor into a figure worthy of empathy rather than outright pity.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire
- Director: Antonio Campos
- Principal Cast: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia, J. Smith-Cameron
- Country: USA
- Year: 2016
- Running Time: 115 Minutes
- Rating: R