I cannot stop watching this Trailer. After winning several raves at Sundance and TIFF ’16, CHRISTINE opens in Toronto in a couple weeks. Rebecca Hall delivers a career best performance in this chilling portrayal of television personality Christine Chubbuck, who gained notoriety after killing herself on live television in the late ’70s.
Upon listening to some of the interviews Hall did while in Toronto during the Festival, we learned that Chubbuck‘s family wanted no involvement in the Film, but what we gather is that the Film is a sympathetic portrait, versus a sensationalist piece about what some see as a monstrous act.
While TIFF ’16 begins to wind down, we still are seeing some quality Films premiere. At VISA Screening Room, we have Rebecca Hall in what Critics are calling a riveting performance in CHRISTINE, baaed on real events surrounding a reporter who commit suicide on-air. Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver also brought starpower to Ryerson Theatre for (Re)ASSIGNMENT. Gerard Butler is set too to walk the Red Carpet at Roy Thomson Hall for Toronto-made THE HEADHUNTER’S CALLING. Meanwhile, Rooney Mara walks the Red Carpet at Princess of Wales for UNA.