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Wilbur: The King in the Ring

New Zealand | 2017 | 90 min | English | J.Ollie Lucks, Julia Parnell

Wilbur: The King in the Ring is a comedic documentary, which wrestles with the worldwide obesity plight. Wilbur McDougall, a former pro-wrestler, agrees to let his best friend J. Ollie Lucks make a documentary about his gastric sleeve surgery and subsequent transformation. But in order to stay literally half the man he was, Wilbur will be forced to maintain a healthier lifestyle while Ollie’s altruistic intentions verge on exploitative.

*Directors J. Ollie Lucks and Julia Parnell will attend the Festival in Wellington and Auckland. A Q&A will follow the screenings.

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    The Roxy

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  • Auckland |
    Q Theatre

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  • World Premiere