The Ohlone College Psychology Club is pleased to announce a screening of
"An Honest Liar - The Amazing Randi Story."
Winner of the American Film Institute's "Audience Award for Best Feature" in 2014, this 90-minute documentary details the personal life and career of magician-turned-skeptic James "The Amazing" Randi. In it, Bill Nye (The Science Guy), Penn & Teller, Alice Cooper, and Adam Savage (Mythbusters) are among those who help tell Randi's story, and discuss his influence on their lives and careers.
Randi's life mirrors that of the great magician Houdini in more ways than one. Not only did his rise to fame come from performing feats of magic and escape artistry that rivaled competitors, but his later career challenging psychics, paranormalists, and pseudoscientists to prove their claims under proper observing conditions (with the tantalizing offer of the JREF's $1 million should they succeed) has made him the darling of skeptics, and the nemesis of charlatans, the world over.
Writer and director Tyler Measom will be on hand to introduce the film, and will hold a Q&A after the show so that guests can ask him about the making of the film, behind-the-scenes experiences with Randi, and his other award-winning projects.