October’s Bigger Picture feature chimes with the release of Kate Plays Christine which explores the on-air suicide of news reader Christine Chubbuck, an event that inspired Paddy Chayefsky to write his Oscar-winning script for Network. When news anchor Howard Beale suffers a public breakdown, the network he works for exploits his fragile mental state to capitalise on his newfound celebrity. These events provide a blackly funny satire on US media culture focused on TV ratings rather than actual news. Monday, October 17th (20.00).
The screening will be presented by RTÉ Newscaster Bryan Dobson.
To win 2 tickets to this event, please answer the following question:
Which of these actors won a posthumous Oscar for their portrayal of Howard Beale?
*THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED*
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The IFI is supported by The Arts Council