Friday, December 29, 2023

I, TONYA screening at ShowRoom Cinemas


I, Tonya 

WHEN: January 6, 2024, at 7:30pm
 The ShowRoom, Asbury Park’s home of movies and more, is located at 707 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park

The ShowRoom will offer a free small popcorn to anyone attending with a bandaged knee.
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Before she was Barbie, she was Tonya…

Before there was chaos at The Capitol, January 6th captivated the country as the day figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was knee-capped at the Cobo Arena in Detroit in 1994. Come commemorate this controversial occasion at The ShowRoom on its 30th anniversary with a special one night only screening. Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, and Academy award-winning best supporting actress, Allison Janey. 

In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding was at the top of her game. In 1994, her world came crashing down when her ex-husband conspired to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that turned Harding’s world upside down. Harding's life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she's forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.

From her humble upbringings, to becoming the first American to successfully land a triple axeI in competition, to transformation into tabloid fodder, I, Tonya chronicles Tonya Harding’s journey in stylish detail. Part biographical sports mockumentary, part black comedy, part American tragedy, I, Tonya harks back to the days of OJ Simpson, Lorena Bobbit, Amy Fisher, and the golden age of America’s obsession with sensationalizing a scandal.

Christy Lemire of described it as "an irresistible, soapy mix of jealousy, competition and class warfare, fortified by powerful performances and unexpected emotional resonance." Lemire goes on to compliment director Craig Gillespie for "what would seem to be an impossible high-wire act: He's made a movie that's affectionately mocking—of this theatrical sport, of the idiots who surrounded Harding, of this hideous moment in fashion and pop culture—without actually mocking Harding herself."