Scandalous. White-trash. Violent. Crazy. People describe the story of battling figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding in countless ways. Knowing that these preconceived ideas arrive in tow with viewers, director Craig Gillespie has crafted a unique approach to telling this story of ‘90s Americana culture. Made in the style of a confessional documentary, the film is nothing less than a Shakespearean tale of love, loss, and the crushing force of poverty in America. I, TONYA features a star turn by Margot Robbie as Harding, Allison Janney in an unforgettable performance as her violent, drunken, chainsmoking mother and Sebastian Stan as the clueless husband who perpetuates the cycle of violence from which Tonya was never able to escape. – Lane Kneedler
Recognized for his sharp, offbeat comedies and ability to inspire honest performances, Australian Craig Gillespie is a critically acclaimed feature, TV and commercial director. He made his foray into feature filmmaking with LARS AND THE REAL GIRL (2007).