Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016
David Farrier and Dylan Reeve's Tickled was the documentary hit that no one saw coming at Sundance in January. Who knew a pop-culture feature about tickling contests would navigate such deep, dark waters? The New Zealand premiere screening opens NZIFF Autumn Events at the Civic on Wednesday 13 April 7.00pm. NZIFF are delighted to host the homecoming celebration - ahead of the film's nationwide release in May. A memorable night is guaranteed. Book now.
"Captivating and jaw-dropping." - Hollywood Reporter
When pop-culture journalist David Farrier came across a website seeking young men to travel to Los Angeles to participate in endurance tickling competitions, he sensed a good story for TV3's Newsworthy. He didn't know he'd just bought himself a fight with a clutch of "bullies with too much money." That fight and the investigation it provoked make for gripping viewing in his remarkably deft debut feature film, co-directed with Dylan Reeve.
Tickets are on sale now for the Auckland Civic premiere screening.
Autumn Classics for Auckland, 14 - 17 April at the Civic
NZIFF's Classic Movie Weekend line-up is now complete. Look out for Brad Bird's Signature Edition of The Iron Giant, watch Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn having nearly too much fun in The Philadelphia Story, and relive the Talking Heads' celebrated concert movie Stop Making Sense.
Plan ahead for Autumn Premieres for Auckland, 14 - 17 April at the Academy
NZIFF introduce three further documentaries that deserve your attention: enter the political backstory of Russia's world-famous Bolshoi Ballet in Bolshoi Babylon, join Ingrid Bergman and family through an intimate compendium of her letters and beautiful home movies in Ingrid Bergman in her Own Words, and meet filmmaker Nicole Ma at the screenings of her Australian documentary Putuparri and the Rainmakers.
Tickets on sale now
View the full schedule online, make a date with friends and take advantage of the ten-trip pass for maximum discount on group bookings (it can also be used for individual bookings). Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster. NZIFF recommend using the wishlist function on their website to build your ticket shopping basket first.