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An Honest Liar

An Honest Liar

Director: Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom

Country: США

Year: 2014

Running: 92 min

suitable for: 16+ years

Language: Английский. Субтитры

The Russian premiere

AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about deception and the life of world-famous magician, escape artist and master skeptic, 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.

Justin Weinstein is a Brooklyn-based former scientist whose documentary work spans feature films and broadcast journalism. He wrote and edited BEING ELMO: A Puppeteers Journey, which won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance (2011), and for which Weinstein and fellow writer/editor Philip Shane were nominated for The Humanitas Prize which honors "film & television writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way." Prior to that, Weinstein produced numerous projects for ABC News, Peter Jennings Reporting and PBS, including "Hot Politics" for FRONTLINE and the ABC News Primetime special, "Last Days on Earth."

Awards and Festivals:
Победитель Международного кинофестиваля Newport Beach 2014 и AFI Docs Festival 2014

AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about deception and the life of world-famous magician, escape artist and master skeptic, 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.

Честный лжец/An Honest Liar

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