Women's Day Celebration: Panel Discussion on Women in Sports + Battle of the Sexes Screening looks at not only King's victory but how gender equality in sports has advanced over the years. Moderated by Angela Hucles, "The Role of Women in Sports, Yesterday and Today" features Natalie Morales, Valorie Kondos Field, Karen Brodkin and Christine Simmons. Also participating are Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, co-directors of last year's film version of the watershed game, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell; it screens after the panel.
At the recently concluded PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Team USA's female athletes scored plenty of medals; for example, the women's hockey team won their first gold in the sport in 20 years. But one of the more famous moments in women's sports dates back to 1973, when six-time Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King beat chauvinist 55-year-old former champ Bobby Riggs in the famed tennis match dubbed the "Battle of the Sexes." Coinciding with International Women's Day,