One of the most talked about films at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and likely to be one of the most talked-about films at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it screens today, is “Christine.” The latest film from Antonio Campos, director of “Afterschool” and “Simon Killer,” tells the story of Christine Chubbuck, the troubled news reporter who killed herself live on air in July 1974.
Revolving around an unforgettable, awards-tipped performance by Rebecca Hall (Noel Murray called it in his review for us “half impression, half possession”) and with strong supporting work from Tracy Letts, Michael C. Hall and J. Smith Cameron, the film is apparently a “masterful piece of filmmaking.”
Ahead of its TIFF screening today and its theatrical release next month, we’re delighted to exclusively premiere the first clip and poster for the movie, thanks to The Orchard. It’s a great glimpse of the movie and a performance that people are likely to be talking about for a long time. Check out both below, and “Christine” opens wide on October 14th.