An Honest Liar

Mar 20 - Mar 26, 2015

(Justin Weinstein, United States, 2014, DCP, 90 min)

An Honest Liar tells the incredible story of famed magician/skeptic and enemy of deception, James “The Amazing” Randi. A treasure trove of archival footages of performances and stunts (as well as interviews with the likes of Alice Cooper, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins), the film brings to life Randi's carefully-designed projects that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers and con artists with quasi-religious fervor. 

The seminal episodes in Randi’s career are relived, including his celebrated debunking of the spoon-bending Uri Geller and his exposure of the fraudulent faith-healer Peter Popoff, revealing his tricks of “knifeless surgery.” Today, Randi himself faces the price of a deception—one that might result in the loss of his partner of 26 years.

"unexpectedly fun (but sneakily forceful) portrait. .a nice argument that a life of skepticism need not translate into wet-blanketry." —Seattle Weekly

"Randi’s a sly charmer, and an engaging guide" —The Seattle Times

An Honest Liar Trailer from Tyler Measom on Vimeo.

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