Campos' latest film CHRISTINE is not only an interesting character study of a news woman's tragedy that ironically got poor coverage by the press (Trump wasn't running for office back then in the 70's), it also is an instant veritable period piece detailing how Live TV news broadcasting was managed before digital - complete with showing us the hustle and bustle of film editing 'on the fly.' Every filmmaker in the world knows what it feels like to be running around editing rooms on a deadline with strips of 16mm film flapping around like a chicken without a head on it's neck (no pun intended, Ms. Christine r.i.p.). Campos is a true talent and this is just another feather in his niche cap. Thumbs up on this one Campos. Rebecca Hall was great, and how she managed to pull off that accent (she is a native Brit) is beyond me. p.s. Special Thanks to Solitaire Inc.
Film Synopsis : Christine is an ambitious news reporter, in Sarasota, FL, 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, love for a coworker and a tumultuous home life lead to a dissolution of self. With ratings in the cellar, the station manager issues a mandate to deliver juicier and more exploitative stories, a story firmly at odds with Christine’s serious brand of issue-based journalism. To accomplish her goals, she must overcome her self-doubt and give the people what they want.
Christine's last tv news broadcast recorded on film and on dead air has been missing for decades and is considered to be a 'holy grail'. 3-2-1-BYE.