tickled

Dirs. David Farrier and Dylan ReeveDocumentary | New Zealand | 2016 | 92 min.

SUNDAY, March 20, 5:15 p.m. - Chilmark Community Center

 

Tickling is no laughing matter. That's the conclusion journalist David Farrier arrived at when he tried to investigate the seemingly absurd world of "competitive endurance tickling.” After stumbling upon a bizarre video online, in which young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, he reaches out to request an interview with the organizers of a competition. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just that: he travels to the hidden sites of tickling in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets.

 

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