Thursday
Apr172014

AN HONEST LIAR

Widely seen as the heir to Houdini, preeminent magician James Randi, "The Amazing Randi", has been wowing audiences with his jaw-dropping illusions, escapes, and sleight of hand for over 50 years. When Randi began seeing his cherished art form co-opted by all manner of con artists—from faith healers to psychics and gurus—he made it his mission to expose the simple tricks charlatans have borrowed from magicians to swindle the masses. True to form, it becomes apparent that his dogged pursuit of truth is perhaps meant to obscure more than it reveals.

Directed by Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom

Produced by Justin Weinstien, Tyler Measom

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs, AFI Docs (Winner: Audience Award for Best Documentary).