The Raging Fire of "I, Olga"

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Mubi is exclusively showing Tomáš Weinreb & Petr Kazda's I, Olga (2016) from November 18 - December 17, 2016 in the United Kingdom.Sitting in limbo somewhere on an editor’s desktop is a piece that I wrote about Robert Greene’s recent Kate Plays Christine, which I had thought of giving the title Kate Plays Christine Plays Itself; “plays” being in the colloquial, slang-ish sense of the word meaning, sort of: “betrays.” A film about Christine Chubbuck, the late Floridian newscaster who, in the 1970s, blew her brains out on live television, it opens with a reading from her teenage diary citing her interest in being a wife and mother. She never was. She was also never taken seriously in her male-dominated workplace and, in her own words, took issue with the content of modern-day TV news, i.e. with its sexed-up violence. “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the
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