Director: Craig Gillespie

120 mins, USA, 2017, Digital

This film was released 23rd February 2018, and is no longer screening.

This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

Margot Robbie gives a deliciously exuberant performance as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in Craig Gillespie’s imaginative riff on the scandals circulating around the 1994 Winter Olympic Games, culminating with the brutal sabotaging of rival skater Nancy Kerrigan.

Wryly presented as faux documentary where the key players in the debacle – a rogue’s gallery of grotesques – are interviewed some twenty years afterwards, Gillespie also uses extensive flashbacks to fill in the gaps in the lurid narrative. Tonya’s fractious relationship with her volatile, pushy stage mother LaVona (Allison Janney) forms a through-line in this unclassifiable, breathlessly entertaining blend of bizarre true-crime drama, comedy and intimate character study.

(Notes by David O’Mahony.)

There will be Open Captioned (OC) screenings at 15.50 on Monday 26th and 20.40 on Wednesday 28th.

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.

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