Icy battle brought to the big screen

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As the ‘beast from the east’ threatens to blanket Kintyre in snow, Campbeltown Picture House tells its own icy tale.

Released on Friday, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the biggest scandals in sports history.

Despite being the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, Harding’s 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 performance by Margot Robbie, I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked and checkered glory.

From one athlete to another, Red Sparrow also premieres in Campbeltown on Friday.

Jennifer Lawrence stars as prima ballerina Dominika Egorova, who turns to secret intelligence service Sparrow School after suffering an injury that ends her career.

Jessica Lawrence stars in Red Sparrow.
Jessica Lawrence stars in Red Sparrow.

The school sadistically trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons, and Egorova emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow.

As she comes to terms with her new abilities, she meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

Children wishing for something to entertain them on Saturday will be pleased to meet the Wishbones from Monster Family.

When an evil witch turns mum Emma into a vampire, dad Frank into Frankenstein’s monster, and kids Fay and Max into a mummy and a werewolf, they must go on an adventure chasing the witch around the world to return them to their human selves.

Meet the Wishbones in Monster Family.
Meet the Wishbones in Monster Family.

This truly global family adventure features an all-star voice cast, including Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs, Nick Frost, Jessica Brown Findlay, Celia Imrie  and Catherine Tate.

For full listings, visit the CPH website.