Monday, June 09, 2014

Jun 21 - NCAS Special Event: Maryland Premiere: "An Honest Liar"

A documentary film about James "The Amazing" Randi
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD [map] [directions]
(Silver Spring Metro station)

AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.

"Directors Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein turn a standard bio-doc about an extraordinary man into a rumination on the blurred line between trickery and truth." – Ariel Teplitsky, Toronto Star

The film is now screening at the AFI DOCS documentary festival.  

Tickets are available for purchase directly from AFI Silver:

Note: AFI Silver advises, "Arrive early. If you are not in your seat 15 minutes before the show, we may sell it to another guest from the standby line."