Script to Screen: I, Tonya
Based on an unbelievable true story, I, Tonya (2017) is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding and her role in one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. The film features an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, and a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as Harding’s acid-tongued mother LaVona Golden. Incorporating mockumentary-style interviews with participants into its narration of Harding’s story, I, Tonya offers an irreverent and piercing portrait of Harding’s life and career.
Allison Janney received an Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work on I, Tonya. Margot Robbie was also nominated for an Oscar® for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and the film received a nomination for Best Editing.
Screenwriter/producer Steven Rogers will join Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan for a post screening discussion.