I, TONYA (15) – 2017 USA 120 min
Thursday 19 April 2018
Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney
While she was one of the world’s most talented ice skaters as the 1994 Winter Olympics approached, Tonya Harding became infamous when her rival was attacked on the orders of her ex-husband. This “bleakly hilarious” (The Guardian) mockumentary is framed around Tonya and her family’s conflicting accounts of her rise from an impoverished, abusive background and her chaotic fall from grace. Giving uninhibited performances as Tonya and her hardnosed mother LaVona, Robbie and Janney both richly deserve their Academy Award nominations.