, the documentary by former TV3 reporter David Farrier which won acclaim and sales at the Sundance Film Festival, is to have its New Zealand premiere next month.

The film about the strange world of competitive tickling will screen as part of the Autumn Event run by the New Zealand International Film Festival at Auckland's Civic on the opening night, Wednesday April 13.

Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve will be in attendance.


Read more: David Farrier's Tickled movie earns rave reviews at Sundance

Also screening in the programme over the five-day event will be new docos by Michael Moore with Where to Invade Next?, Amy Berg's Janis Joplin study Janis: Little Girl Blue, acclaimed new horror film The Witch plus a selection of classics.

Among the retrospective selection are the Coen Brothers' Fargo, the animated The Iron Giant, a digitally restored The King and I, The Philadelphia Story, Kurosawa's Ran and Jonathan Demme's Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense.

More info: www.nziff.co.nz