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Battle of the Sexes: Watch highlights from the European premiere at LFF 2017

Battle of the Sexes

FOX Searchlight Pictures proudly presents the European Premiere highlights of Battle Of The Sexes, from last night’s 61st BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express®.

Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Directors Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton and the legendary Billie Jean King took to the red carpet at London’s Odeon Leicester Square.

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 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.

Battle of the Sexes opens in UK cinemas on November 24, 2017.

Watch the highlights from the European premiere

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