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Kate Plays Christine

  • Directed by Robert Greene
  • United States, 2016, 112 mins., English

A gripping, non-fiction psychological thriller, Robert Greene’s film follows actress Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience, Listen Up Philip) as she prepares for her next role: playing Christine Chubbuck, a Florida newscaster who committed suicide live on-air in 1974. As Kate investigates Chubbuck’s story (long rumored to be the inspiration for the classic Hollywood film Network), uncovering new clues and information, she becomes increasingly obsessed with her subject. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Greene’s film is a cinematic mystery that forces us to question everything we see and everything we’re led to believe. “A documentary-style Vertigo.”— Time Out NY. “In his teasing, testing and vexingly brilliant new film, Greene pursues an empathetic understanding of an inscrutable woman.”—Variety.  

Appears in: Special Screenings

Genres: Thriller

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Bisbee ’17

In 1917, Bisbee, Arizona, was witness to a heinous, violent, racist event: the expulsion of 1,200 immigrant copper miners who were boarded into train cars and sent to the remote desert to die following their attempted organization by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). The Bisbee Deportation has since lingered in the town’s history