Film Independent at LACMA: I, Tonya
Includes a conversation with writer Steven Rogers
Who would take a real-life incident that sounded as much like a slapstick caper as a mean-spirited act of revenge, and make a movie of it starring Harley Quinn with the director from Lars and the Real Girl? The people behind the based-on-a-true-story I, Tonya, which brings Margot Robbie into the mix playing Tonya Harding, the tough-as-a-blade-sharpener ice skating competitor who saw a chance to knee-cap her main rival, Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver) and took it. Sebastian Stan acts as Jeff Gilooly, Harding’s knuckle-dragging ex-husband and Alison Janney is Harding’s growling Mama Bear, LaVona. Director Craig Gillespie keeps a tone best described as farcical melodrama, a mood that nods but doesn’t wink.
2017, 119 minutes, color, DCP | Written by Steven Rogers; directed by Craig Gillespie; with Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Mckenna Grace, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson and Caitlin Carver
Film Independent and LACMA Film Club Members can reserve tickets starting at 12:00 pm on Thursday, November 16. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of Member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.
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