Dir: David Farrier, 2016, New Zealand, 92 mins, Cert: 15
Mon 19 September 2016 // 20:00 (SOLD OUT)
Tue 20 September 2016 // 20:00 (SOLD OUT) *
Wed 21 September 2016 // 20:00 (SOLD OUT)
Tickets: £5 / £4 / £3 (TTT)
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 Kiwi 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 début feature film, co-directed with Dylan Reeve. This alarming, so-bizarre-you-could-not-make-it-up doco was a left-field hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
“Captivating and jaw-dropping… Farrier’s dry Kiwi humour infuses the proceedings with a relaxed energy that somehow makes the underlying tension all the more effective.” — Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"starts out as a whimsical little human-interest story, and evolves into a nerve-jangling conspiracy thriller" ★★★★ Observer
"reminds us just how scary the internet can be" ★★★★ Telegraph
Please note that doors open 30 minutes before the advertised start time.
*TTT = Ticket Tout Tuesday = £3 tickets for all!