Battle of the Sexes screening in aid of Amnesty International

PUBLISHED: 10:30 08 April 2018

Battle of the Sexes is being screened by the Ely City Amnesty Group this Saturday, April 14, in the Lecture Theatre at the Old Palace. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in Battle of the Sexes.

Battle of the Sexes is being screened by the Ely City Amnesty Group this Saturday, April 14, in the Lecture Theatre at the Old Palace. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in Battle of the Sexes.

Archant

Battle of the Sexes is being screened by the Ely City Amnesty Group this Saturday, April 14, in the Lecture Theatre at the Old Palace.

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs is considered a milestone in the public acceptance of women’s tennis.

The makers of Little Miss Sunshine have turned it into a film, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Yet the film is so much more than the story of a tennis match. Both players were fighting personal battles.

The fiercely private King was not only championing equality but struggling to come to terms with her sexuality.

Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, was wrestling with his gambling demons – at the expense of his family.

Both actors were nominated for Golden Globes and the film got four stars from both the Guardian and the Daily Mail.

The film starts at 7pm (doors open from 6.30pm) and tickets (£6) are available from Burrows Bookshop, online at www.wegottickets.com/events/433734 and on the door. All profits go to continuing the work of Amnesty International.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ely Standard