We’re thrilled to announce our NFF Now Summer Screening, presented with the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation!
AN HONEST LIAR
Thursday, July 31
A big hit with audiences at the Nantucket Film Festival in June, An Honest Liar follows renowned magician-turned-paranormal-skeptic James “The Amazing” Randi, famous for debunking claims of pseudo-science and the supernatural for more than four decades. Incensed that his beloved magic tricks were being co-opted by con artists for their own financial gain at the expense of the gullible general public, Randi and his collaborators have exposed faith healers, psychics, fortune tellers, and gurus around the world, often duplicating their tricks publicly to demonstrate how willing we all are to be deceived. But Randi himself is not immune to self-deception, especially in matters of the heart, as revealed in Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom’s lively and entertaining portrait.
Watch the official trailer for An Honest Liar:
WINNER: Audience Award for Best Feature, AFI Docs 2014
WINNER: Top Ten Audience Favorite, HotDocs 2014
“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
“Absorbing… The film feels like an enchanting magic act with its web of lies, cheats, and reveals. An Honest Liar leaves one doubting the power of so-called-mystics, but it successfully conjures the magic of movies.”
– Patrick Mullen, Point of View Magazine
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Special Thanks to: JARED COFFIN HOUSE