Battle of the Sexes is this years American Express Gala Premiere at BFI’s London Film Festival 2017. The film is a sports drama that recreates the legendary 1973 ‘Battle of the Sexes’ tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).
When the 55 year old Riggs brags that he can beat any woman in the world on the tennis court, 29 year old King, then the reigning champion, accepts his challenge. Their highly publicized match soon takes on a larger meaning as a milestone in the fight for gender equality.
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, and Bill Pullman co-star.
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