Join Indievents and Club David, Wednesday, November 30, for the South Dakota Premiere of CHRISTINE.
In Sarasota, Fla., circa 1974, an ambitious, 29-year-old reporter is relentlessly motivated to succeed. She knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the ’70s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition for a promotion and a tumultuous home life lead to a dissolution of self. With ratings in the cellar, the station manager issues a mandate to deliver juicier and more exploitative stories, a story firmly at odds with her serious brand of issue-based journalism.
Here are some press quotes about the film:
“Every so often, an actor takes possession of a role so thoroughly that she becomes the reason you keep watching. That’s the case with Rebecca Hall, the star of CHRISTINE” – The NYTimes
“The movie contains too many internal contradictions for any facile armchair diagnoses. Rather than make a futile attempt to explain why Chubbuck did what she did, CHRISTINE embraces irresolvability.” – A.V. Club
“Far from the austere death march it might threaten to be on paper, this is a thrumming, heartsore, sometimes viciously funny character study.” – Variety
“Actor gives the performance of her career in Antonio Campos’s eerie study of a news anchor who achieved notoriety in the 70s for killing herself on live TV.”- The Guardian
“The fatal shot was fired during a live broadcast.” – New York Daily News
“There are hints that ‘CHRISTINE’ aspires to deliver the kind of searing critique of the sensationalizing of broadcast news that “Network” did in 1976.” – Washington Post
You can watch a teaser for the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEtnV8s42lw
The screening will be at 7 PM at Club David. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door.
You can purchase advance tickets at Club David, Zandbroz, or online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christine-movie-screening-south-dakota-premiere-tickets-29604239076
We look forward to seeing everyone there!