Battle Of The Sexes
Tuesday February 20th, 2018 at 9:20 PMEvent Website
Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris · USA · 2017 · 122 mins · PG
NOMINATED FOR 2 GOLDEN GLOBES: BEST ACTRESS (EMMA STONE) & BEST ACTOR (STEVE CARELL)
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.
“As upbeat and entertaining as it undeniably is, ‘Battle of The Sexes’ sees that battle as ongoing.” NPR"A breezy crowd-pleaser!" The AtlanticCast Emma Stone, Steve Carell
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