The City Vault would like to invite you to the Advance Movie Screening of “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” on September 20th at 7:00 pm in Washington, DC. Visit our Social Media Pages for details on how to claim passes for this screening.

Tickets are FREE but expected to go quickly. You must have a ticket to attend this screening but a ticket does not guarantee seating–seating is first come, first served until we reach theater capacity —GET THERE EARLY. The Screening starts on time and there will be No Admittance after the screening begins and No duplicate passes will be accepted/allowed in the theater, (in some cases) each pass admits two and has an individual code. By entering this contest you are granting us permission to be signed up for The City Vault’s newsletter.

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 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 and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

Credits:

Directed by:  Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton

Written by:  Simon Beaufoy

Produced by:  Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, Robert Graf

Cast:   Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Natalie Morales, Jessica Mcnamee, Fred Armisen, Lewis Pullman, Martha MacIsaac, Mickey Sumner, Bridey Elliott, Eric Christian Olsen, Wallace Langham, Matt Malloy

 

MPAA Rating:  Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity

Running Time:  121 minutesA

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