The Pictures: Battle of the Sexes
Monday 25th February
Tickets: €2 (Members) / €4 (Non-members)
In 1973, tennis ace Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) cemented her place in history when she beat former men’s champion Bobby Riggs (Steve Carrell) in an exhibition dubbed ‘the battle of the sexes’, responding to a challenge from the self-styled chauvinist Riggs, who had claimed that he could beat any of the current crop of female players, but also suggested that the women’s game was inferior. This thoroughly enjoyable film is directed by Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine).
Certification: 12 | 121 mins