DocuTalk: Honest Liar

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Book Clubs, Movies

Age Group:

Adults
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Program Description

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The best documentaries make you desperate to discuss! Each month we’ll talk about one of the most intriguing documentaries your library card can connect you with. Join us for a not-quite-a-Book Club: Watch at home, then join us for a virtual discussion!

 

We'll be talking about: Honest Liar (2015)

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.

 

How to Watch: 

Des Moines Residents can use their library card to stream this documentary and others for free on Kanopy Streaming Service. From True Crime and Pop Culture to Social Justice and Edutainment, you'll find thousands of documentaries, as well as movies and TV shows.