Thestrical release poster
|Directed by||Jeremy Davidson|
|Produced by||Mary Stuart Masterson, Steven Weisman, Peter C.B. Masterson, Paul Schnee, Jeremy Davidson|
|Written by||Jeremy Davidson|
|Release date(s)||September 4, 2009 (limited)|
|Running time||91 minutes|
Tickling Leo is a 2009 independent drama film about three generations of a Jewish family whose silence about their past has kept them apart. The film was directed by Jeremy Davidson, and stars Lawrence Pressman, Daniel Sauli, Annie Parisse, Eli Wallach, Ronald Guttman and Victoria Clark.
When Zak and his girlfriend Delphina visit his estranged father in the Catskills, they find him suffering from dementia and inadvertently uncover a dark family secret from WWII: an impossible sacrifice Zak's grandfather (Eli Wallach) made to join Rudolph Kasztner's controversial freedom train out of Hungary.
Tickling Leo screened at the Stony Brook Film Festival on July 25, 2009 and then opened in Manhattan, Queens and on Long Island Theaters on September 4, 2009 with a simultaneous DVD release. The film continued on to play to audiences in NorthEast, Florida and California.
- 2009 Jury Award for Best Feature- 2009 Stony Brook Film Festival
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