'An Honest Liar' Trailer: A Documentary About the World's Greatest Debunker and the Secret He Was Hiding

'An Honest Liar' Trailer: A Documentary About the World's Greatest Debunker and the Secret He Was Hiding

Jun 16, 2014

Skeptic and former stage magician James "The Amazing" Randi has been challenging pseudoscience and supernatural claims for decades. He's a professional debunker, but many people have actually accused Randi of concealing perceived psychic powers during his debunking demonstrations.

Randi has re-created the spoon-bending antics of famed psychokinesis guru Uri Geller using simple magic tricks, which led to a major lawsuit. And that wasn't his first legal battle. Randi's story is revealed in the documentary An Honest Liar, which refers to his work as a magician, but also a secret he kept hidden for years. Randi also happens to be gay (he didn't come out until the age of 81).

The documentary explores his internal struggle as a man who is in the business of exposing fraud, but was unable to be honest with himself. The film is currently making the screening rounds, so keep an eye out for it in a city near you. An Honest Liar comes from the filmmaker who wrote and edited Being Elmo, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

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