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When two movies are released at about the same time on the same subject, the topic is often something silly and big and spectacle-filled, like "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact" or "White House Down" and "Olympus Has Fallen".The festival hosted the premieres of two films exploring the largely forgotten story of Christine Chubbuck, a 29-year-old on-air journalist in Sarasota, Florida, who shot and killed herself during a live broadcast on July 15, 1974 .One, "Christine," is a fictionalized, narrative depiction of her life before the suicide starring Rebecca Hall. The moments before Chubbuck shot herself have been cited as the inspiration for the 1976 Sidney Lumet film "Network" and Peter Finch's mad-as-hell anchor."Christine" director Antonio Campos learned about the story when screenwriter Craig Shilowich approached him with a script.Actress Rebecca Hall questioned the utility of telling the story at all but the script convinced her otherwise.
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