This film follows actor Kate Lyn Sheil preparing to play the role of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida television host who committed suicide on air in 1974.

COMPLETED 

Filmmakers: Robert Greene
Year: 2016
Runtime: 112 mins
Country: USA
Format: HD



STORY 

Filmmaker Robert Greene cleverly forgoes your standard talking-head-and-sound-bite approach to nonfiction storytelling, instead choosing to employ Kate Lyn Sheil as a conduit to understanding an impossibly complex issue. Committed to doing justice to Christine’s life, Kate not only candidly pulls back the curtain on her acting process, but she also reveals the biases and presumptions even supposed experts can provide in their diagnosis. Kate Plays Christine boldly challenges its subjects and audience alike to accept that answers from the past are never easy.


PRESS

"Fascinating and wrenching" ★★★★ - The Observer

'Ingenious' - Variety

'A fascinating pursuit of understanding the unknowable' ★★★★ - The Guardian

'Remarkable and captivating' - The Playlist. Indie Wire

★★★★ - Time Out

'Absorbing' - The Hollywood Reporter

"Non-fiction filmmaking by way of psychological thriller" ★★★★★ - The Skinny


FILMMAKER

Robert Greene’s films include the Gotham Awards–nominated Actress (2014), Fake It So Real (2012), and Kati with an I (2010). Robert has edited films including Queen of Earth (2015) and Listen Up Philip (2014) by Alex Ross Perry, Approaching the Elephant (2014) by Amanda Rose Wilder, and Christmas, Again (2014) by Charles Poekel. Robert writes for Sight & Sound and is the filmmaker-in-chief at the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the University of Missouri.


CREDITS

Director: Robert Greene

Producer: Douglas Tirola and Susan Bedusa

Executive Producer: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Joseph AlanCroisant

Co-Producers: Bennett Elliott and Danielle Rosen

Cinematography: Sean Price Williams

Original Music: Keegan DeWitt

Editor/ Writer: Robert Greene


AWARDS

Winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Writing - Sundance Film Festival 2016

Nouvelles Vagues Award - La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival 2016


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sundance Film Festival 2016

Berlinale 2016 Forum Section

Sydney Film Festival Australian premiere

True/False Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival

DocVille

Champs Elysees Film Festival

DocAviv

DokuFest- Kosovo

Melbourne International Film Festival - Australia

Guanajuato Film Festival- Mexico

NZIFF- New Zealand

Docville- Belgum

IndieLisboa- Portugal

True/False - USA

Berlinale - Germany