Our Friday night film I, Tonya tells the story behind Tonya Harding’s attack on U.S. skater Nancy Kerrigan, a two-time Olympic medalist.
My review of I, Tonya (dir. Craig Gillespie) is up here: https://t.co/2QJ3jSQJAI
— Peter Bradshaw (@PeterBradshaw1) February 22, 2018
From the proverbial wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon, former competitive figure skater Tonya Harding was never fully accepted in the figure skating community for not inherently being the image of grace, breeding and privilege that the community wanted to portray, despite she being naturally gifted in the sport athletically. Despite ultimately garnering some success in figure skating being national champion, a world championship medalist, an Olympian, and being the first American woman to complete a Triple Axel in competition, she is arguably best known for her association to “the incident”: the leg bashing on January 6, 1994 of her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, who, unlike Tonya, was everything that the figure skating community wanted in their representatives. Her association to that incident led to Tonya being banned from competitive figure skating for life. Tonya’s story from the beginning of her figure skating life at age four to the aftermath of the incident is presented…
Friday 30th November
Balerno Village Screen is a community cinema free to attend and funded by donations. We ask that you reserve a free ticket in advance (via the button above) to help us manage numbers. We also ask that if you can no longer attend to cancel your ticket to allow someone else to see the film.
Tickets are also available via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).