Tickled

When:
September 16, 2016 all-day
2016-09-16T00:00:00-04:00
2016-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Tickled

Opening Friday, September 16th      

Friday (9/23) 8:30 PM
Saturday (9/24) 4:00 PM
Sunday (9/25) 4:30 PM
Tuesday (9/27) 8:30 PM
Thursday (9/29) 6:00 PM

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. [Magnolia Pictures]

“It’s a fascinating look not only at this particular character and his wide reach, but at the evolution of the Internet, its utopian possibilities for connection, and the dark side of its power to expose and harm individuals within the system.”
-Katie Walsh, The Playlist

 
“An alarming cautionary tale about how easy it is in the Internet age to ruin people’s lives while hiding behind a cloak of anonymity, the pic boasts a humorously titillating entry hook that soon gives way to engrossing conspiracy-thriller-like content.”
-Dennis Harvey, Variety

Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

92 min. | R | Documentary

Directed by:  David Farrier, Dylan Reeve

Comments are closed.