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Kate Plays Christine (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Drama | 14 October 2016 (UK)
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Actress Kate Lyn Sheil prepares to portray the role of Christine Chubbuck, a real-life news reporter who took her own life on national television in 1974.


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Credited cast:
Steven C. Bovio Steven C. Bovio ... Himself (as Dr. Steven C. Bovio)
Christine Chubbuck Christine Chubbuck ... Herself (archive footage)
Stephanie Coatney ... Herself
Michael Ray Davis ... Himself
Zachary Gossett Zachary Gossett ... Himself
Rod Grant ... Himself
Holland Hayes Holland Hayes ... Himself
Tatyana Kukrecht Tatyana Kukrecht ... Himself
David Mackey David Mackey ... Himself
Linda Roser ... Herself
Michael Rubino ... Himself
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Herself
Marty Stonerock Marty Stonerock ... Herself
Steve Zurk Steve Zurk ... Himself


Actress Kate Lyn Sheil prepares to portray the role of Christine Chubbuck, a real-life news reporter who took her own life on national television in 1974.

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Kate Lyn Sheil: [Directed at either individuals off-camera or to the viewer] "Are you happy now? You're all a bunch of fucking sadists."
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Vanity Project that is simply a waste of screen time
3 February 2017 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

The idea was great in that we see an actress study her art to be transformed into the tortured soul of Christine Chubbuck who shot herself live on local TV in the 1970's. Kate Lyn Shiel gets to try on some dresses and get a bespoke wig to be transformed into a living embodiment of the late news woman.

She also delves into her past to meet some people to talk a bit about the woman they knew. This could have been insightful but instead of that it is all about Kate Lyn Shiel and what a true artist she is to do all this work for such an important role etc.

This is self indulgent and pretty insulting. After seeing this I have absolutely no intention of seeing the actual film, a complete vanity project and one could say a cynical attempt to promote the actual product and or milk this project for all it is worth. Whilst it espouses to examine the futile act of sensationalism that Christine did in order to further the 'blood and guts' aims of her TV station – this does exactly the same with the naked furtherance of the projects' own profits and notoriety – shameful.

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