An Honest Liar


Directors: Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein. Producers: Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein. Writers: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein and Greg O’Toole. Editors: Greg O’Toole.


Awards and Festivals

AFI Docs (Audience Award Winner), Hot Docs (Audience Favorite), Tribeca Film Festival


An Honest Liar is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, 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 Jose was recently discovered to be living under a false identity himself, it wasn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.

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