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An honest liar / Left Turn Films & Pure Mutt Productions, in association with BBC Storyville & Part2 Filmworks ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom.

Weinstein, Justin, (film director,, screenwriter.). Measom, Tyler, (film director,, screenwriter.). O'Toole, Greg, (editor of moving image work,, screenwriter.). Goodman, Joel (Joel Scott), (composer (expression)). Randi, James, (commentator.). Jillette, Penn, (commentator.). Teller, (on-screen participant.). Hyman, Ray, (commentator.). Wiseman, Richard (Richard John), 1966- (commentator.). Shermer, Michael, (commentator.). Savage, Adam, (commentator.). Peña, Deyvi, (commentator.). Banachek, (commentator.). Swiss, Jamy Ian, (commentator.). Cooper, Alice, 1948- (commentator.). Jason, Alec, (commentator.). Nye, Bill, (commentator.). Edwards, Michael, 1943- (commentator.). Geller, Uri, 1946- (commentator.). Left Turn Films, (production company.). Pure Mutt Productions, (production company.). BBC Storyville (Firm), (production company.). Part2 Filmworks, (production company.). Flim Flam Films, (film distributor.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9786316664921
  • ISBN: 6316664923
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Flim Flam Films, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Documentary.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
Program content: ©2014; DVD release date of 2015 from publisher's Facebook and Twitter pages.
Bonus features: director's commentary; James Randi's commentary; deleted scenes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Bonus features: Director's commentary -- James Randi's commentary -- Trailer -- Deleted scenes -- More information.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Greg O'Toole ; music, Joel Goodman ; cinematographers, Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring James Randi, Penn Gillette, Teller, Prof. Ray Hyman, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Michael Shermer, Adam Savage, Deyvi Peña, Banachek, Jamy Ian Swiss, Alice Cooper, Alec Jason, Bill Nye, Michael Edwards, Uri Geller.
Summary, etc.:
"An Honest Liar tells the story of the world-famous magician, escape artist and enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. He devised intricate invesigations exposing the 'miracles' of psychics, faith healers and con-artists. A master deceiver who came out of the the closet [at] 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"--Container.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; stereo. and 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Dutch or German.
Awards Note:
New York Times Critics Pick; Tribeca Film Festival 2014, world premiere; AFI Docs 2014, Audience Award, Best Documentary; Napa Valley Film Festival 2014, Jury Award, Best Documentary; Key West Film Festival 2014, Jury Award, Best Documentary; Hot Springs International Film Festival 2014, Jury Award, Best Documentary; Newport Beach Film Festival 2014, Jury Award, Best Documentary; Hotdocs 2014, Top Ten Audience Favorites
Subject: Randi, James.
Randi, James.
Magicians > Canada > Biography.
Escape artists > Canada > Biography.
Gay men > Canada > Biography.
Swindlers and swindling.
Impostors and imposture.
Hoaxes.
Psychics.
Deception.
Parapsychology.
Deception.
Escape artists.
Gay men.
Hoaxes.
Impostors and imposture.
Magicians.
Parapsychology.
Psychics.
Swindlers and swindling.
Canada.
Genre: Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Biography.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Biography.