I Tonya is a biographical film about the attack of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in the months leading up to the 1994 Olympics. Evidence starts to point to the other olympic athlete, Tanya Harding, played by Margot Robbie. The attack becomes a media circus and in the end Harding is stripped of her right to compete professionally in figure skating, including the Olympics.
The movie is done in a mockumentary-style with interviews of the characters today and shows the childhood and background of Harding. Harding grew up in a poor “white trash” neighborhood with an abusive mother, played by Allison Janney (who won the Academy Award for supporting actress for this role). At just three years old, she started to train as a skater. She became so good, that she was the only female to do the triple axel jump. She was on her way to becoming the best figure skater in the world but meets her future abusive husband Jeff Gillooly. His good friend Shawn Eckart, cooks up a crazy plan to send death threats to Harding and attack Kerrigan. His intentions were to take out Kerrigan so that Harding can win the Olympics. In the end, Kerrigan gets second place and Russian skater, Oksana Baiul wins the gold. Harding has technical problems and places almost last.
Olson Visual created an amazing prop and display using their T3 System and backlit graphics. Check out these images of their work and go see the film.