Thursday 8th March 2018 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Emma Stone and Steve Carell star as the 29 year old Billie Jean King, the number 1 female tennis champion, and Bobby Riggs, the misogynist ex-pro with a gambling addiction, in this film based on the famed 1973 tennis match. Shown at the London Film Festival, this uplifting film highlights the struggle against gender inequality.
USA 2017 – directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris – with Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue – 121 min
Battle of the Sexes is a glib, enjoyable fictionalization of the 1973 exhibition tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs – NY TIMES
If Battle of the Sexes is unsurprising to a fault, it’s by no means a double fault – VULTURE
Multi-layered and subtle film – TELEGRAPH