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Tickling Giants

May 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm


May 30, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:20 pm


AMC Rolling Hills
2591 Airport Drive
Torrance, 90505


South Bay Film Society

Sold Out.
Seating is always available in the front 3 rows for people who do not have tickets and pay at the door.

Screening TUESDAY, MAY 30.

An important, and entertaining, documentary.
Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that’s every mother’s worst nightmare… he leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian.   Youssef’s unprecedented political satire program was watched by 30 million weekly viewers, 40% of the country’s population.   This is the story of a fearless man, with lessons for all of us dealing with a government that incrementally turns hostile to a critical press, freedom of speech and peaceful protest.

A beautiful, funny, charming, insightful, laugh until your cry, and then cry until you laugh film.” – Huffington Post

It reveals Egypt’s familiar Arab Spring experience through a lens, that of satiric comedy, which is very different from the way we usually see it.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

There’s a lot to laugh at, and to learn from, in TICKLING GIANTS, a documentary that starts off by telling the story of one man and ends up speaking volumes about satire, freedom of expression and political pressure.” – Ken Jaworowski, New York Times

The man now known as the Jon Stewart of Egypt has graced us with satirical humor that sends a loud and clear message against repression.” – Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle

Language: English, Arabic (English subtitles)

Length: 1 hr. 50 min.