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Battle of the Sexes - AWC Film Fundraiser


Sun 1 Oct 2017, 7:45pm–10:00pm

Where: The Lido Cinema, 427 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: fundraisingqjy

The Auckland Women's Centre warmly invite you to join us for the upcoming film release of 'Battle of the Sexes'.

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Carell) was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis around.

All proceeds go to sustaining the work of the Auckland Women's Centre.

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