* Please be informed that the Filmmaker of “Christine” cannot attend the Q&A session after 25/9 screening due to personal reasons. There will be no Q&A session after the screening.
Christine (Rebecca Hall) is an ambitious 29-year-old news reporter in Sarasota, Florida, circa 1974. Relentlessly motivated to succeed, she knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the 1970s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition for a promotion, unrequited love for a coworker, and a tumultuous home life lead to a dissolution of self. With ratings in the cellar, WZRB’s station manager issues a mandate to deliver juicier and more exploitative stories, a style firmly at odds with Christine’s serious brand of issue-based journalism. To accomplish her goals, she must overcome her self-doubt and give people what they want.
A co-founder of Borderline Films, Antonio Campos directed the Independent Spirit Award-nominated Afterschool, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, and the controversial Simon Killer, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Campos also produced Sean Durkin’s Matha Marcy May Marlene, which won the 2011 Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award, and Josh Mond’s James White, the 2015 winner of the Sundance Film Festival Best of NEXT Audience Award.