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An Honest Liar

AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, James 'The Amazing' Randi.

Overview

Genre
Portrait, Culture, Social Issues, Investigation, and Human Interest
Synopsis

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.

Stage
finished

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
Tribeca
Broadcast (Acq.)
Independent Lens

Photos

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