The Resource An honest liar, Left Turn Films & Pure Mutt Productions in association with BBC Storyville & Part2 Filmworks ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom

An honest liar, Left Turn Films & Pure Mutt Productions in association with BBC Storyville & Part2 Filmworks ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom

Label
An honest liar
Title
An honest liar
Statement of responsibility
Left Turn Films & Pure Mutt Productions in association with BBC Storyville & Part2 Filmworks ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom
Title variation
  • James "The Amazing" Randi
  • Truth and deception in the life of James "The Amazing" Randi
Contributor
Commentator
Composer
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • gre
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • ger
  • dut
  • por
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"An Honest Liar tells the story of the world-famous magician, escape artist and enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. He devised intricate invesigations exposing the 'miracles' of psychics, faith healers and con-artists. A master deceiver who came out of the the closet [at] 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"--Container
Awards note
New York Times Critics Pick; Tribeca Film Festival 2014, world premiere; AFI Docs 2014, Audience Award, Best Documentary; Napa Valley Film Festival 2014, Jury Award, Best Documentary; Key West Film Festival 2014, Jury Award, Best Documentary; Hot Springs International Film Festival 2014, Jury Award, Best Documentary; Newport Beach Film Festival 2014, Jury Award, Best Documentary; Hotdocs 2014, Top Ten Audience Favorites.
Cataloging source
IHE
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Greg O'Toole ; music, Joel Goodman ; cinematographers, Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
In English, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Dutch or German
LC call number
HV6751
LC item number
.H663 2015
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PerformerNote
Featuring James Randi, Penn Gillette, Teller, Prof. Ray Hyman, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Michael Shermer, Adam Savage, Deyvi Peña, Banachek, Jamy Ian Swiss, Alice Cooper, Alec Jason, Bill Nye, Michael Edwards, Uri Geller
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 1948-
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weinstein, Justin
  • Measom, Tyler
  • O'Toole, Greg
  • Goodman, Joel
  • Randi, James
  • Jillette, Penn
  • Teller
  • Hyman, Ray
  • Wiseman, Richard
  • Shermer, Michael
  • Savage, Adam
  • Peña, Deyvi
  • Banachek
  • Swiss, Jamy Ian
  • Cooper, Alice
  • Jason, Alec
  • Nye, Bill
  • Edwards, Michael
  • Geller, Uri
  • Left Turn Films
  • Pure Mutt Productions
  • BBC Storyville (Firm)
  • Part2 Filmworks
  • Flim Flam Films
Runtime
93
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Randi, James
  • Magicians
  • Escape artists
  • Gay men
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Hoaxes
  • Psychics
  • Deception
  • Parapsychology
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
An honest liar, Left Turn Films & Pure Mutt Productions in association with BBC Storyville & Part2 Filmworks ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in the United States as a documentary film in 2015
  • Documentary
  • Program content: ©2014; DVD release date of 2015 from publisher's Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Bonus features: director's commentary; James Randi's commentary; deleted scenes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
913972674
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (93 min.)
Materials applied
stamping
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
sound disc
Other control number
765857244310
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; stereo. and 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
An honest liar, Left Turn Films & Pure Mutt Productions in association with BBC Storyville & Part2 Filmworks ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in the United States as a documentary film in 2015
  • Documentary
  • Program content: ©2014; DVD release date of 2015 from publisher's Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Bonus features: director's commentary; James Randi's commentary; deleted scenes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
913972674
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (93 min.)
Materials applied
stamping
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
sound disc
Other control number
765857244310
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; stereo. and 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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