Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom’s wide-ranging look at the life and work of a famed skeptic debuted at Tribeca. Its fest circuit has also included Nantucket, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, and Outfest.
I previously wrote about the film for the Nantucket program, saying:
Renowned magician-turned-paranormal-skeptic James “The Amazing” Randi has been debunking claims of pseudo-science and the supernatural for more than four decades. Incensed that his beloved magic tricks were being co-opted by con artists for their own financial gain at the expense of the gullible general public, Randi and his collaborators have exposed faith healers, psychics, fortune tellers, and gurus around the world, often duplicating their tricks publicly to demonstrate how willing we all are to be deceived. But Randi himself is not immune to self-deception, especially in matters of the heart, as revealed in Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom’s lively and entertaining portrait.