New Realities / World premiere

The Battle of the Sexes

  • James Erskine, Zara Hayes /
  • UK /
  • 2013 /
  • 90 mins

Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Bobby Riggs, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova / Documentary / English

‘I wasn’t just playing for myself. This was for everybody.’


Directors: James Erskine, Zara Hayes
Producers: Victoria Gregory, James Erskine
Exec Producers: Robert Jolliffe, Billie Jean King
Editor: Adam Recht
DoP: Joel Devlin
Production Designer: Toby Stevens
Music: Christopher Nicolas Bangs

Cast: Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Bobby Riggs, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova

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  • #1 Iain Leheny / Sunday 23 June, 2013 / 21:17 GMT

    Didn't know much about this story beforehand but it's a great topic for a film. TBOTS covers the background and the game itself, and there are plenty of interviews with the big tennis players of the day. An interesting snapshot of the prejudices of not so long ago, it's amazing how much things have changed in a relatively short time.

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