Kate Plays Christine

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Kate Plays Christine

  1. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 9:30 p.m.
Still image from film Kate Plays Christine

Director Robert Greene is scheduled to be present.


A nonfiction psychological thriller that follows actor Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares to play the role of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida television host who committed suicide on air in 1974. Christine's tragic death was the inspiration for Network and the mysteries surrounding her final act haunt Kate and the production. (2K DCP. 112 min. Not Rated.)

Robert Greene

Robert Greene is a filmmaker and writer. His most recent film, Kate Plays Christine (2016) has won multiple awards, including a Jury Award for Writing at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Robert’s previous critically acclaimed documentaries include the Gotham Awards-nominated Actress (2014), Fake It So Real (2011) and the Gotham Awards-nominated Kati With An I (2010). Robert was a Sundance Institute lab advisor in the summer of 2016 and was among four filmmakers chosen as an inaugural Sundance Art of Nonfiction fellow in 2015. He’s twice been nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors award for Outstanding Achievement in Direction. The Independent named Robert one of their 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014 and he received the 2014 Vanguard Artist Award from the San Francisco DocFest.

His first documentary, Owning the Weather, was screened at the COP 15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009. Robert has edited over a dozen features, including Golden Exits (2017), Queen of Earth (2015) and Listen Up Philip (2014) by Alex Ross Perry, Amanda Rose Wilder’s award winning Approaching the Elephant (2014), Charles Poekel’s Spirit Awards nominated Christmas, Again (2015), Nick Berardini’s Killing Them Safely (2015) and Douglas Tirola’s Hey Bartender (2013). Robert writes about documentary film for outlets such Sight & Sound and Filmmaker Magazine. He was post-production supervisor for 4th Row Films from 2002-2012. Robert is currently the Filmmaker-in-Chief at the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the University of Missouri.