An Honest Liar

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World Premiere

USA | 93 MINUTES

AN HONEST LIAR

Documentary, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
Renowned magician James “The Amazing” Randi has been wowing audiences with his jaw-dropping illusions, escapes, and sleight of hand for over 50 years. When Randi began seeing his cherished art form co-opted by all manner of con artists—from faith healers and fortune-tellers to psychics and gurus—he made it his mission to expose the simple tricks charlatans have borrowed from magicians to swindle the masses.

With An Honest Liar, Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom chronicle Randi’s best debunkings, including his rivalry with nemesis and famed spoon-bender Uri Geller, with the help of interviewees including Penn Jillette, Bill Nye, and “Mythbuster” Adam Savage. In telling Randi’s strange, funny, and fascinating life story, they ultimately show us how we are all vulnerable to deception—even, in a surprising twist, “The Amazing” Randi himself.

-Cara Cusumano

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein

Brooklyn-based Justin Weinstein has been making documentaries for broadcast, theatrical release, and commercial clients for over 10 years. Most recently, he wrote and edited Being Elmo: A Puppeteers Journey, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, and for which Weinstein and fellow writer/editor Philip Shane were nominated for The Humanitas Prize. Tyler Measom is the co-director/producer of the feature documentary, Sons of Perdition (2010), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival; he also produced the feature film, Take, which premiered at the 2007 TFF. Measom recently won an Emmy for the PBS documentary, Beehive Spirits.
Director
Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom
Screenwriter
Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom, Greg O'Toole
Producer
Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein
Editor
Greg O'Toole
Associate Producer
Yana Zeltser Weinstein, Thomas Guthrie
Cinematographer
Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein
Executive Producer
Nick Fraser, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Gary Schermerhorn, Gill Holland, Greg Henry, David Shadrock Smith, Stephanie Levy
Composer
Joel Goodman
Cast
James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, Penn & Teller, Richard Wiseman, Jamy Ian Swiss, Ray Hyman, Michael Shermer, Steve Shaw, Michael Edwards, Alice Cooper, Uri Geller.

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Kia Muhammad
Tribeca Film Festival
New York, 10013
Phone: 646 722 9031
kmuhammad@TribecaFilmFestival.org
Print Source
Tyler Measom
Left Turn Films
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
tyler@tylermeasom.com
International Sales Contact
Andrew Herwitz
The Film Sales Company
New York, NY 10035
Phone: 212 481 5020
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US Sales Contact
Andrew Herwitz
The Film Sales Company
New York, NY 10035
Phone: 212 481 5020
contact@filmsalescorp.com