Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

He made a bet. She made history.

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 and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) 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. 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, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. 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 (Elisabeth Shue). 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.

 

Please note: No 7PM Thursday, October 19.

 

 

 

$10 | $8 student/senior/military
Dirs. Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2017, UK/US, PG-13, 121 min
Showtimes:

Tuesday, October 17

2:00pm   Cinema Two
4:30pm   Cinema Two
7:00pm   Cinema Two
9:30pm   Cinema Two

Wednesday, October 18

2:00pm   Cinema Two
4:30pm   Cinema Two
7:00pm   Cinema Two
9:30pm   Cinema Two

Thursday, October 19

2:00pm   Cinema Two
4:30pm   Cinema Two
9:30pm   Cinema Two

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