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Directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom
90 min | USA | 2014
**Post film Q&A with director Tyler Measom, moderated by RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio
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 Jose was recently discovered to be living under a false identity himself, it wasn’t clear whether Randi was the deceiver – or the deceived.
Official Selection: 2014 Tribeca Film Festival