Cassie da Costa

Cassie da Costa is a writer who focuses on moving image and performance. She's based in Brooklyn and works as a member of The New Yorker's editorial staff while also producing the magazine's video podcast, The Front Row, featuring film critic Richard Brody.

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Review: ‘Christine’

Christine Chubbuck was a TV reporter at a station in Sarasota, Florida when on July 15, 1974 while reporting live on air, the production team was unable to switch to a video that she had just announced, so instead she read a few lines she wrote for the occasion — “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in ‘blood and guts’, and in living color, you are going to see another first: attempted suicide” — took a revolver from her purse, and shot herself behind her right ear.

Christine Chubbuck was a TV reporter at a station in Sarasota, Florida when on July 15, 1974 while reporting live on air, the production team was unable to switch to a video that she had just announced, so instead she ...

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Essential Viewing: Summer 2016

The summer, as we know, is not necessarily the time for exciting theatrical runs (though, one might ask, when is?). But over these past few months, I saw a few films that I’m not only recommending as “good,” but as ones that generate important questions about embodied experience, often centering on the tension between interiority and exteriority.

The summer, as we know, is not necessarily the time for exciting theatrical runs (though, one might ask, when is?). But over these past few months, I saw a few films that I’m not only recommending as “good,” but as ...

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