First Trailer for Christine Chubbuck Documentary 'Kate Plays Christine'

July 19, 2016
Source: Vulture

Kate Plays Christine Trailer

Grasshopper Film has debuted a trailer for the documentary Kate Plays Christine, directed by Robert Greene, examining the life and infamous death of Christine Chubbuck. Chubbuck was a young news anchor in Florida,who shot herself in the head on live TV during a news broadcast in 1974. Her story was dramatized and turned into a feature film at Sundance this year called Christine, starring Rebecca Hall. In addition, this documentary also played at Sundance and it has been referred to as a meta-film as it blends some fiction and non-fiction elements and profiles actress Kate Lyn Sheil preparing to play the role of Christine Chubbuck in a film that was never finished. It received rave reviews and arrives in theaters soon.

Here's the official trailer for Robert Greene's documentary Kate Plays Christine, originally from Vulture:

Kate Plays Christine Doc Poster

Actress Kate Lyn Sheil prepares to portray the role of Christine Chubbuck, a real-life news reporter who killed herself on national television in 1974. From Vulture: "Her story caught the attention of documentary filmmaker Robert Greene and he set out to make a curious film that mixes elements of fiction and nonfiction in an effort to explore Chubbuck's life, death, and afterlife." Kate Plays Christine is directed by American documentary filmmaker Robert Greene, of the docs Actress, Kati with an I, and Owning the Weather previously. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, with rave reviews like this one by Nikola Grozdanovic on Indiewire. Grasshopper Film will release the documentary in select US theaters starting August 24th later this summer, for those interested in checking this out. Your thoughts?

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Layers beyond imitating ... That's actually not art, that's convincing us that there's no engaging narrative...

shiboleth on Jul 19, 2016


Christine Chubbuch was a 29 year old virgin who sadly had a very cold personality. Couldn't get into a relationship no matter how hard she tried. I guess you could say she couldn't get laid to save her life. Sad.

Sharkman1963 on Jul 20, 2016


I had never heard of this incident before, interesting.. and I like Kate Lyn Sheil so I'll check this one out.

Efterklang on Jul 20, 2016


It is all acting. Documentaries about films just seem like movies.

DAVIDPD on Jul 20, 2016


Kate Lyn Sheil is good in Outcast. Strange looking movie.

Carpola on Jul 21, 2016

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