Women Behind the Lens: Battle of the Sexes

Searching the Psyche Through Cinema
The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema continues its psychological studies of films helmed by female directors. This week: a screening and discussion of Valerie Faris’ and Jonathan Dayton’s look at the made-for-TV tennis match in 1973 between women’s No. 1 Billie Jean King and ex-men’s champion and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (Rated PG-13)
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Reception: 
Following
Program: 
1:30 pm
This annual screening-and-discussion series continues in February with more psychological studies of films helmed by female directors.

As the women’s top-ranked tennis player, Billie Jean King, and ex-men’s champion and serial hustler Bobby Riggs prepared to play in their made-for-TV extravaganza in 1973, each fought more personal and complex battles. Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton. The post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst Mari Hayes and film critic Lonita Cook.

Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.
 
January 20 Lady Bird (2017, R)
February 3 An Education (2009, PG-13)
February 17 Battle of the Sexes (2017, PG-13)
March 3 The Bling Ring (2013, R)