19th January - 20th January
In 1973, world tennis women’s number one Billie Jean King was challenged to a match by ex-men’s-champ and self-proclaimed chauvinist Bobby Riggs. In the wake of the sexual revolution, the match was billed as ‘The Battle of the Sexes’ and became 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, struggling with sexuality, addiction and the onslaught of media celebrity in this real-life story of a cultural spectacle.
Directed by: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Bill Pullman, Elisabeth Shue, Chris Parnell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Martha MacIsaac, Natalie Morales, Eric Christian Olsen, Jessica McNamee, Austin Stowell, Wallace Langham