22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

An Honest Liar

USA, 2014: 93 Minutes: Alberta Premiere
Archives 2014
Special Guest!
In Cinema Globe Cinema
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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.

Tribeca Film Festival 2014
Hot Docs 2014

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


Drama / Biography / Award at CUFF

18+ Licensed Screening
93 Minutes

special guest

James “The Amazing” Randi in attendance!


Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom

Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom, Greg O'Toole

James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Adam Savage





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

Presenting Partner

Community Partners