image 61st BFI Film Festival – American Express Gala announced

The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is thrilled to serve up Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, as the American Express Gala at this year’s Festival. The film will receive its European premiere on Saturday 7 October at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, directors Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton, and the legendary Billie Jean King expected to attend.

Pitch: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

There will be screenings of Battle of the Sexes with highlights from the festival premiere taking place at cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 10 October.

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