Opening Tomorrow at the Crandell Theater in Chatham: Battle of the Sexes
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennismatch 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.
Rated: PG-13 (for some sexual content and partial nudity)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sports & Fitness
Directed By: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Written By: Simon Beaufoy
Runtime: 121 minutes
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fri 10/13, Mon 10/16 thru Thu 10/19, 7:00pm daily
Sat 10/14 & Sun 10/15, 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Matinees, All Seats $6.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D
The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street in the Village of Chatham, NY
Visit CrandellTheatre.org for more info.
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