BATTLE OF THE SEXES (12A)

Emma Stone as "Billie Jean King" and  Steve Carell as "Bobby Riggs" in BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
When:
February 6, 2018 – February 15, 2018 all-day
2018-02-06T00:00:00+00:00
2018-02-16T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
Artrix,
Bromsgrove B60 1GN
UK
Cost:
£7/6
Contact:
Artrix
01527577330
BATTLE OF THE SEXES (12A) @ Artrix,  | England | United Kingdom

with Emma Stone and Steve Carell. 121 mins + trailers and adverts.

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 …

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

7.30pm screenings: Tuesday 6th, Monday 12th and Thursday 15th February 2018

11am screenings: Friday 9th February

PRICES

£7 / £6 over 60s, students and under 16s