Battle Of The Sexes

January 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes – Best Actor and Best Actress.

In 1973, women’s tennis champion Billie Jean King takes up the challenge of former men’s champion Bobby Riggs to a winner-takes-all match.

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the match was billed as the battle of the sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. But 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 not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla. 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.

Comedy drama based on real events, starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Bill Pullman, Elisabeth Shue, Chris Parnell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman and Alan Cumming.

121 mins