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.

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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!

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