I, Tonya

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2hr 01mins // directed by:Craig Gillespie // featuring:Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan // CC, Assisted Listening

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actress (Allison Janney), and Best Actress (Margot Robbie). Based on the unbelievable but true events, I,Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.

Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.

Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.

"The movie upends and subverts that story line by focusing entirely on Harding’s side of the story, presenting it with a hard-edged farcical brio reminiscent of “The Big Short” or Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Indeed, Margot Robbie, who first came to notice as Jordan Belfort’s wife in “Wolf,” plays Harding in the kind of casting choice designed to make audiences take an actress more seriously." — Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

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