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The Battle Of The Sexes (12A)

Friday 08 December 2017 to Thursday 14 December 2017

The Battle Of The Sexes (12A)

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  • Director Jonathan Dayton,Valerie Faris
  • Origin United Kingdom/US
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 121 minutes

"Emma Stone aces it in tennis's biggest grudge match" ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


This biopic of tennis star Billie Jean King, played by Emma Stone focuses after King’s triumphant win at the 1972 US Open.

Here she finds that a new prize fund has been introduced offering women eight times less than the men. Her opposition brings out the misogynist ex-pro Bobby Rigg (Steve Carell), who challenges her to an exhibition match to prove finally, in his eyes, who is the better sex!

The film also explores King’s marriage and her burgeoning same-sex relationship with her hairdresser, played by the ever-reliable Andrea Riseborough. Great performances and well-choreographed tennis sequences land just inside the line in this impressive biopic.

 

Also screening as Midweek Treat.

 

Subtitled screenings

The screenings on 9th December at 6.05pm and 12th December at 6.10pm will have subtitles for the hearing impaired.