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FREE Member Advance Screening

Battle of the Sexes

September 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Battle of the Sexes

Dir. Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton, USA, 2017, 121 mins

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Followed by a Q&A with select cast

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion 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.

Battle of the Sexes opens in New York on September 22nd.

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Details

Date:
September 18, 2017
Time:
8:00 pm
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Venue

Cinépolis Chelsea
260 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Website:
http://cinepolisusa.com/chelsea.aspx

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Screening Type
FREE Member Advance Screening