The Croatian premiere of “An Honest Liar“, the award winning feature documentary directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom, will close DokuMA Film Festival on Sunday June 7th in Makarska, Croatia.
“An Honest Liar” is a story about truth and deception and the life of world-famous magician, escape artist and master skeptic, 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.
“An Honest Liar” relives these twisted tales through interviews with people such as Penn & Teller, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, Alice Cooper, Uri Geller and many of the original participants in his adventures. The stories are brought to life through a wealth of rare, behind-the-scenes, and never-before-seen footage.