Run time: 121 mins
Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Run time: 2h 1m
Expertly stepping from her La La Land dancing shoes, into Billy Jean King’s signature Adidas trainers; Emma Stone is joined by Steve Carrell, to take on The Battle of the Sexes.
These two shiny Hollywood stars, uncannily channel the real-life Bobby Riggs (Carrell) and trailblazer King (Stone), competing together in their electrifying 1973 tennis match.
Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris come together to reveal the nuances of Bobby Riggs’ chauvinistic persona and Billie Jean King’s desire for social justice in the lead up to their face-off. The film further explores King’s affair with female lover Marilyn (Andrea Riseborough) and Riggs’ gambling history.
There is more to “The Battle of the Sexes” than first meets the eye.
A turning point in the history of women in sport, the story behind the match necessitates a dramatic retelling, delving into unique cinematic territory with the intersection of love, sports, and politics.
Shot on 35mm film, and with brilliantly conscientious costume design, the film delivers a truly authentic presentation of the time.
Look out for the original Fox Searchlight logo, and you’ll feel like you’re in the 70s!