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Billie, Bobby & The Big Screen

New documentary The Battle of the Sexes has been earning rave reviews from the discerning British press. Don't miss your chance to see it at the movies!

Published July 03, 2013 12:00

Billie, Bobby & The Big Screen
Legendary ladies at the London gala screening of The Battle of the Sexes.

The Battle of The Sexes, a documentary by London-based New Black Films that charts the early days of women's professional tennis against the backdrop of the equal rights movement, has been garnering tremendous reviews in the British press.

As well as engaging use of social and tennis archive footage, the film includes interviews with Billie Jean King, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Virginia Wade, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, among other tennis luminaries.

"This riveting documentary will have you on the edge of your ringside seat as a civil-rights battle is played out on court," said The Guardian. "A witty, inspiring documentary," wrote London's Evening Standard. 'This is a smart, gripping and enormously enjoyable parable," opined a critic for Time Out.

Following its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 21 June, and a gala screening in London on 26 June - which was attended by a number of the legendary women who feature in the production - the indie hit is rolling out in UK cinemas this week. Check out the list below to book tickets at a cinema near you, and stay tuned for further international release dates!

Edinburgh Film House
Wednesday, 3 July - 15:30 & 18:10
Thursday, 4 July - 20:25

London Hackney Picture House
Thursday, 4 July - 19:00

London Clapham Picture House

Thursday, 4 July - 17:00

Brixton Ritzy Picture House
Thursday, 4 July - 19:00

Regal - Henley on Thames - Picture House
Thursday, 4 July - 20:30

Bath - The Little Cinema Theatre - Picture House
Thursday, 4 July - 18:15

London - Greenwich Picture House
Thursday, 4 July - 20:30

Brighton - Dukes @ Komedia Picture House
Thursday, 4 July - 18:00

Leeds Hyde Park Picture House
Thursday, 4 July - 18:30

Northampton Errol Flynn Cinema
Thursday, 4 July - 18:00

Hull - Reel Cinema
Thursday, 4 July - 20:40

York - Reel Cinema
Thursday 4 July - 20:50

Widnes - Reel Cinema
Thursday, 4 July - 20:50

Port Talbot - Reel Cinema
Thu 04 Jul 20:50

Morecombe - Reel Cinema
Thursday, 4 July - 20:00

Burnley - Reel Cinema
Thursday, 4 July - 21:00

Fareham - Reel Cinema
Thursday, 4 July - 20:10

Newcastle upon Tyne - Tyneside Cinema
Sunday, 7 July - 11:30
Monday, 8 July - 18:10

London - Riverside Studios
Monday, 8 July - 21:00

Glasgow - Glasgow Film Theatre
Saturday, 13 July - 16.45
Sunday, 14 July - 13.45

Phoenix - Leicester Film Theatre
Friday, 26 July - 19:15
Saturday, 27 July - 17:15
Sunday, 28 July - 15:00 & 19:30
Monday, 29 July - 18:30

To follow the film's progress, like the official BOTS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BOTSfilm) and follow on Twitter @BOTSFilm.


 

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