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CHRISTINE

TRUE STORY OF TRAGEDY LIVE ON TV

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By Charlie David Page
9th April 2017

Director Antonio Campos ('Simon Killer', 'Afterschool') provides a harrowing insight into 1970s television reporter Christine Chubbuck’s tumultuous life. Join Rebecca Hall ('Vicky Cristina Barcelona', 'The Prestige') as she brings to life the true story of Chubbuck’s struggles with severe depression and a challenging career, in what critics are hailing as Hall’s best performance to date. Michael Hall ('Six Feet Under', 'Cold In July'), Tracy Letts ('The Big Short', 'Killer Joe'), Maria Dizzia ('While We’re Young', 'Margin Call') and Timothy Simons ('The Interview', 'Inherent Vice') collaborate to create a rollercoaster of emotions as we follow the life of infamous Christine.

In 1974 Florida, 29-year-old on-air news reporter Chubbuck is both ruthlessly motivated and exceptionally intelligent. Despite her talents, she finds herself frequently at odds with her boss, who deviates from her passion in human-interest pieces and prioritises crime reporting, in the interest of ratings. Frustrated by the vacuous nature of her job, her lonely private life and deteriorating relations with her boss, Christine delivers the ultimate segment, live on air.

Hall and the talented cast deliver an intricate performance of tragedy and, in places, humour, piecing together the story behind the notorious Christine.

The 'Christine' competition has now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.

Competition opens at 5pm AEST on Sunday 9th April 2017 and closes at 11:59pm AEST on Sunday 16th April 2017. Five winners will be chosen at random on Monday 17th April 2017. To successfully win, entrants must fulfil the above entry conditions before the time the competition closes. Current members/followers are eligible to enter the competition. Only one entry per person. Only one winner per household. To be a valid winner, the entrant must not have won a prize from SWITCH within the last 21 days. Each winner will receive one DVD copy of 'Christine'. By entering, you agree to receive occasional emails from SWITCH in the future. If you decide to unsubscribe from these updates, any further entries will not be applicable. Only Australian residents are eligible to enter.

'Christine' is available on Digital HD and DVD on Wednesday the 12th April 2017 from Universal Sony.

FAST FACTS
RELEASE DATE: 12/04/2017
RUN TIME: 1h 59m
CAST: Rebecca Hall
Michael C. Hall
Tracy Letts
Maria Dizzia
Timothy Simons
DIRECTOR: Antonio Campos
PRODUCERS: Melody C. Roscher
Craig Shilowich
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