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|8:30PM||Live Music by Ember Schrag|
|10:30PM||Q&A with filmmaker David Farrier|
|11:00PM||After Party Sponsored by Stella Artois|
Tickled (David Farrier and Dylan Reeve | New Zealand | 92 min.)
After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender mocks Farrier's sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets, discovering secret identities and criminal activity. Discovering the truth becomes Farrier’s obsession, despite increasingly sinister threats and warnings. With humor and determination, Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve summon up every resource available to get to the bottom of this tickling worm hole.
Presented in Partnership with: Magnolia Pictures. In theaters June 17.
David Farrier, Director - David has been a television journalist in New Zealand for more than a decade, often covering light entertainment and ‘quirky’ news. It was in this way that he came across the weird world of Competitive Endurance Tickling. Tickled is David’s directorial début, and first feature film.
Dylan Reeve, Director - When he saw David’s interactions with Jane O’Brien Media on Facebook Dylan immediately knew something wasn’t right. From that point on he was irresistibly attracted to the increasingly strange story. Tickled is Dylan’s feature film début.