LCFF 2014 Movie

An Honest Liar

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 a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.

Length: 90 mins
Genre: Documentary/Biography/Comedy

Justin Weinstein is a Brooklyn-based former scientist whose work includes documentary feature films and broadcast journalism. Most recently, he wrote and edited BEING ELMO: A Puppeteers Journey, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, and for which Weinstein and fellow writer/editor Philip Shane were nominated for The Humanitas Prize which honors “film & television writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way.” Prior to that, Weinstein produced numerous projects for ABC News, Peter Jennings Reporting, and PBS, including “Hot Politics” for FRONTLINE and the ABC News Primetime special, “Last Days on Earth.”

Tyler Measom is the co-director/producer of Sons of Perdition, which tells the story of teenagers exiled from their polygamist Mormon community. The documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by the Oprah Winfrey Network. Measom is the producer of the feature film, TAKE, (Tribeca Festival Premiere) starring Minnie Driver and Jeremy Renner. He has written, produced and directed nearly one hundred commercials, short documentaries and industrials for a wide range of national and international clients. He recently won an Emmy for the PBS documentary Beehive Spirits. He is the producer on the feature documentary Jesus Town, currently in post-production. Measom lives in Salt Lake City, and no, he’s not a Mormon.