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The Amazing Mr. Ash

Directed by Brian Gersten
Chronicling the life and times of Ashod Baboorian, a beloved and eccentric Chicago-area magician.

Overview

Genre
Biography and Portrait
Synopsis

This documentary short follows the life and times of Ashod Baboorian, a beloved and eccentric Chicago-area magician. Mr. Ash, along with his wife Bonnie, has owned and operated Ash's Magic Shop since 1985. The business is a veritable landmark in the world of magic, and it's one of the last remaining magic shops in the city of Chicago. At 75 years old, Mr. Ash has a storied history as an Iraqi-Armenian emigrant, a US army draftee, a country-western singer, and of course as a world famous magician.

Stage
finished
Running time
12 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2013-2014
Locations
Chicago

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
ARPA Film Fest, Chicago Reel Shorts Int. Film Fest, Chicago Int. Movies & Music Fest, Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase, Kartemquin Fall Festival
Awards
Audience Award at Chicago Reel Shorts Int. Film Fest, Jury Award at Chicago Int. Movies & Music Fest
Language
English

Photos

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