Battle of the Sexes
Good is hosting a screening of Battle of the Sexes, one of the most anticipated films for 2017, at Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket.
Good magazine, Babydoll and Trilogy are excited to invite you to a screening of Battle of the Sexes, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and starring Academy Award winner Emma Stone and funny man Steve Carell. The film recounts the electrifying 1973 tennis match between world number one Billie Jean King (Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Carell) which was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposite sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts. Tickets are free and include a glass of Babydoll wine, goody bag + Trilogy goody bag. Download tickets at goodmovieevent.eventbrite.co.nz. Tickets available from August 14. We’ll see you there!