Come join The LOFT's Out at the Movies Group to see Battle of the Sexes.
The movie is being shown on October 3rd at the White Plains City Center at 7:45PM. Please meet in the lobby at 7:30m.
Location: 19 Mamaroneck Ave Mamaroneck Ave and Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601
RSVP to [email protected] or #914-948-2932 x14. For more information and to purchase tickets click on the links below.
The LOFT's Out at the Movies Group will be attending a showing of Battle of the Sexes at the Cinema De Lux theater in White Plains.
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion 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.
LINKS TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets are $8.50. There will be a brief get together to discuss the movie after the screening. It is optional. Come join us on October 3rd.