Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Feb 9 - 15, 6:00 & 8:30
A quarter of a century ago, at the beginning of the 24 hour news cycle and in the leadup to the 1994 Winter Olympics, some people associated with a world-class figure skater, a woman who had overcome the odds stacked against her (she didn’t fit the image the national sport’s governing body wanted to promote) to become the US champion, conspired to take out her chief rival right before the Olympic trials. The tabloid story of Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), the first woman to land a triple axel in competition, who survived an impoverished childhood with her abusive, white trash mother (Allison Janney) only to marry an abusive husband, has been made into an unconventional, edgy, sympathetic and riveting comedy from director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl). Both actresses have received Oscar nominations for their amazing performances.