Christine

Synopsis: The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Antonio Campos
Production: Borderline Films
  5 wins & 21 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
72
Rotten Tomatoes:
88%
R
Year:
2016
119 min
$298,484
22 Views


1

And we are back, in living color

with our exclusive interview

of the president of

the United States,

Richard milhous Nixon

Mr. president,

just before the break,

we were discussing the impending

impeachment investigation.

And I guess we're all wondering,

how are you feeling

about your ability

to defend yourself

against the charges?

That's very interesting to hear

you say that, Mr. president.

It begs the question

is it paranoia

if indeed everyone is

coming after you?

You can just drop it

on the floor for now.

- Hey, Christine.

- Hey...

Are we interrupting something?

No, I was just running some tape

on myself.

Oh, it's the new quad machine,

sorry.

- Hey, Jean?

- Yeah.

Have you ever noticed that

I do this thing when I...

I nod a little

too sympathetically

when I'm interviewing a subject?

No.

How can you be too sympathetic?

I don't know.

It feels forced.

Hey, I think I'm gonna cue up the

interview for the zoning piece.

Can you look at the film intro?

Yes.

Have to run down here,

I'm gonna need your help

in the studio.

Hey Chris, is it cued up?

- Yes, it's cued up.

- Alright.

- Your stomach still acting up?

- Yeah, it's just stress.

So I was thinking

we'll go, film intro,

and then go to graphics

and then jump into this?

Yeah, we don't need

that film intro.

- Let's cut it.

- Are you sure?

No, this is good

this is solid as it is.

...at least put it to vote.

Because while we wait, there are

kids who are suffering.

The whole of Florida suffers...

Stop!

Rewind.

How come?

It's that lean-in there,

I just wanna see it.

Hey, I was wondering...

If you have time after

the show tonight,

could you take a look something?

I took your advice,

I've been trying to

put a story together.

Well, I have my volunteer shift,

and then dinner,

but tomorrow maybe?

- Yeah, alright.

- Okay.

...or at least put it to vote.

Because while we wait, there are

kids who are suffering.

Yeah, right there. Stop.

See that?

You don't think that's...?

No.

...forced?

No, it's fine.

You're listening to them.

Have you noticed the gal

who's been putting fake flowers

on the table?

Oh, yeah.

Mike asked her to.

Wayne!

They're like silk or something.

How is our new,

very expensive quad look.

I don't know yet,

it's still in the box.

Let me know when you get it up

and running.

If it doesn't work,

I'm not paying for it.

Ladies, team meeting,

five minutes?

Copy five.

I mean it!

"I mean it!"

"Five minutes, ladies."

Steve, what's going on

in your world? How we look?

Orlando's looking at

a big storm tonight,

so it'd be great to get

an extra 10 seconds.

It's gonna have to come

in the lead then, George?

The lead-in's ten long as it is,

and I've got fat to trim all

over the rest of the show.

- Okay, I'll keep working on it.

- Just came in.

Fire just called.

Pickup truck went off the road

on orangeville.

Chubbuck, can you

get out there please?

No, sorry, I can't.

What do you mean you can't?

I'm tucking in

that hospital piece.

I need more time.

You're shitting me.

I thought you finished

with that last week.

That was part one.

What is with this

zoning obsession of yours?

It's inane.

No, it's important.

People could be dying out there.

Mike,

it's Fender-bender reporting.

It's demeaning.

I have been very clear that

I am doing issue-oriented or

character-based pieces.

...make it very, very clear.

- Thank you for your clearness.

- Okay.

It's too dry!

We gotta liven things up

around here.

Ratings are

in the fucking toilet.

I can be on that real quick.

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