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This evening will feature an onstage conversation with Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, a screening of I, TONYA at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center and presentation of the MVFF Award. A reception will follow at the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael.
Based on unbelievable-but-true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring 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 her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked–– and checkered––glory.
Margot Robbie’s star has been on a steady rise since she first came to the world’s attention as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Her impressive supporting turn brought her more featured roles in Focus, Z for Zachariah, Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan, Goodbye Christopher Robin and her current lead role in one of the most buzzed-about films on this year’s international festival circuit: I, Tonya. She has no less than seven upcoming projects announced through 2019. Expect this brilliant star to continue her ascent to the top of Hollywood’s A-List.
Seven-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Allison Janney has awed audiences for decades with her singularly composed, witty and ferociously intelligent performances on stage, screen and, most famously, television as the unflappable C.J. Cregg on The West Wing. Her range spans from hilarious to heartbreaking, zany to stoic, in memorable film roles including American Beauty, Juno, The Hours, The Ice Storm and The Girl on the Train, while maintaining a busy schedule in multiple featured and guest performances on the small screen in Mom, Masters of Sex and Veep, among many others. Janney’s formidable talent continues to impress, most recently, for her work in Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya.
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