Cinema 10 season begins in Potsdam Feb. 5 with ‘Battle of the Sexes’
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 4:32 pm

 POTSDAM -- Cinema 10 begins its Spring 2018 season on Monday, Feb. 5 with “Battle of the Sexes,” a 2017 film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

“Battle of the Sexes” tells the story of tennis star Billie Jean King.

Up against chauvinist attitudes and massively unequal prize money, women’s tennis champ Billie Jean King sets out to show that women athletes are as good as men both in athletic ability and in public appeal.

Ex-champ Bobby Riggs challenges her to a match in a publicity stunt in 1973 that, as David Sims (The Atlantic) points out, “became symbolic of a generational war over gender roles” that is still “frighteningly relevant today.”

The 121-minute film is rated PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity.

All Cinema 10 films are shown on Monday evenings at 7:15 in the Roxy Theater in Potsdam.

Tickets are $5.50 general admission and $45 per season or $4.50 student/senior and $35 per season.

Cinema 10 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts.

For more information on the film series visit

Other upcoming films include:

• Feb. 12, “Faces Places,” 2017, France, directed by JR and Agnes Varda, 89 minutes, rated PG.

• Feb. 26, “The Princess Bride,” 1987, USA, directed by Rob Reiner, 98 minutes, rated PG.

• March 5, “The Florida Project,” 2017, USA, directed by Sean Baker, 111 minutes, rated R.

• March 12, “Human Flow,” 2017, Germany, directed by Ai Weiwei, 140 minutes, rated PG-13, post film discussion.

• March 19, “The Breadwinner,” 2017, Ireland/Canada/Luxembourg, directed by Nora Twomey, 94 minutes, rated PG-13.

• March 26, “Quest,” 2017, USA, directed by Jonathan Olshefski, 104 minutes, not rated.

• April 9, “The Square,” 2017, Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark, directed by Ruben Ostlund, 142 minutes, rated R.

• April 16, “Marjorie Prime,” 2017, USA, directed Michael Almereyda, 99 minutes, not rated.

• April 23, “Ingrid Goes West,” 2017, USA, directed by Matt Spicer, 98 minutes, rated R.