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Bloor Cinema Release: An Honest Liar

August 8, 2014

By John Corrado

An Honest Liar Poster

Premiering at Hot Docs and emerging as one of the best films at the festival, An Honest Liar is opening at the Bloor Cinema today.  James Randi will be around for a Q&A after tonight’s screening, and the film will be playing numerous times until August 21st, tickets and showtimes are right here.

Known to audiences as “The Amazing Randi,” James Randi is a magician and escape artist who has never made any secret of the illusions behind his tricks, devoting his life and career to exposing the lies of other performers who claim to have supernatural powers.

Famously going up against “faith healer” Peter Popoff and “psychic” Uri Geller, An Honest Liar uses the story of James Randi as a way to explore bigger themes of belief, and how some people are willing to believe pretty much anything when presented in the form of being true.

With enough twists to fill out a fiction film, directors Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom help prove this point with a brilliantly structured narrative that holds surprises of its own, leading up to a shocking reveal.  A fascinating and very entertaining film that compellingly questions our perception of what we believe as truth, see An Honest Liar knowing as little about the story as possible.

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