Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in this dramatic retelling of the legendary 1973 tennis match in which women’s tennis star Billie Jean King faced off against 55-year-old former Wimbledon champion, Bobby Riggs who boasted that he could beat any woman player. Riggs hyped the contest with a slew of misogynistic comments, including that “the best way to handle women is to keep them pregnant and barefoot.” Leading up to the match, King, a champion athlete and renowned feminist, found herself beset with both personal and professional challenges as she sought to face her sexuality and fight for pay equity in the league.
Post-screening conversation to follow with Billie Jean King and Columbia Graduate and Fencing Champion Margaret Lu.
Fencing champion Margaret Lu majored in psychology at the Columbia University and was a member of Columbia Fencing’s NCAA Championship team in 2015. While on the Columbia Fencing team, she received the Connie S. Manniaty Award in 2017, was named the William V. Campbell Performer of the Year in 2015, was first team All-Ivy, first team All-American and finished with the best individual women’s foil record at the NCAA Championships in 2017.
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have done extensive work in television and film, including directing episodes of Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995) and producing two feature films, The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988) for New York Line Cinema, and Gift (1993). They also work in music television, directing music videos and documentaries. Their music productions have earned them two Grammy Awards, nine MTV Music Video Awards and a Billboard Music \”Director of the Year\” Award.
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