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Special Screening: Battle of the Sexes

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It’s our pleasure to announce a special full-feature screening of the film, Battle of the Sexes, presented by FOX. This screening is a FREE event for DISH Women’s Network members.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the screening will begin at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 23rd at the UA Park Meadows Theater (just 8 minutes from the office). A small popcorn and small soda or 20oz bottled water will also be included! Please confirm your availability before responding to this invite as the theater has limited seats.

If your availability does change, please notify us as soon as possible so we can give your ticket to another member of the organization.


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 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.

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