While one reviewer states “this movie is artistic suicide,” another thinks it is ground-breaking. Based on the bizarre on-air 1974 suicide of news host Christine Chubbuck, the film follows Kate Lyn Sheil’s preparation for the movie role. She goes through news archives, past film reels of Chubbuck and conducts interviews with those in the field.
Hear the record scratch. Wait. Something is just not quite right. I view a movie clip of “Christine” and I see that gentle, thoughtful Kate, whom I’d just seen prepping for the role, is not in the film. I research online and initially find no mention of the contradiction. But time and curiosity lead me to the “truth.” (CONTINUED)