6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

details

Drama / Biography / Award at CUFF

18+ Licensed Screening
93 Minutes

special guest

James “The Amazing” Randi in attendance!

credits

Directors/Producers:
Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom

Screenwriters:
Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom, Greg O'Toole

Cast:
James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Adam Savage

Website:
anhonestliar.com

Twitter:
@anHonestLiarDoc

community

awards

WINNER: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF.Docs 2014

Audience Award – Best Feature, AFI Docs 2014
Jury Award – Best Feature Documentary, Newport Beach Film Festival

sponsors

Community Partners

An Honest Liar

USA, 2014 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2014
Special Guest!
AnHonestLiar_LR

description

A biopic of renowned magician James “The Amazing” Randi, AN HONEST LIAR chronicles the magician’s 50-year career, from performing jaw-dropping feats to exposing the simple tricks that have been co-opted by con artists. Featuring interviews with Penn Jillette, Bill Nye, Allice Cooper, “Mythbuster” Adam Savage and more, AN HONEST LIAR reveals Randi’s classic debunkings and explores his rivalry with Uri Geller, famed spoon-bender and psychic.


OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Tribeca Film Festival 2014
Hot Docs 2014

DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY:
Justin Weinstein is a Brooklyn-based former scientist whose work includes documentary feature films and broadcast journalism. Most recently, he wrote and edited BEING ELMO: A Puppeteers Journey. Tyler Measom has written, produced and directed nearly one hundred commercials, short documentaries and industrials for a wide range of national and international clients. He is the co-director/producer of SONS OF PERDITION, which tells the story of teenagers exiled from their polygamist Mormon community. 

press for An Honest Liar

"The film feels like an enchanting magic act with its web of lies, cheats, and reveals. AN HONEST LIAR leaves one doubting the power of so-called-mystics, but it successfully conjures the magic of movies."
- Point of View Magazine
"In telling Randi’s strange, funny, and fascinating life story, [the filmmakers] ultimately show us how we are all vulnerable to deception—even, in a surprising twist, “The Amazing” Randi himself."
- Tribeca