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The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

Original title
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Benjamin Berman
Cinematography
Dan Adlerstein, Ben Berman
Cast
,
Producer
Cold Iron Pictures
Genre
Documentary | Magic. Biography
Synopsis / Plot
It begins as a documentary about “The Amazing Johnathan,” a uniquely deranged magician who built a career out of shock and deception in the 1980s—but becomes a bizarre story about the unravelling of his documentarian.

After Johnathan is diagnosed with a terminal heart condition and given one year to live, he’s forced to retire his act. Cut to three years later: Johnathan is not dead, much to everyone’s amazement, and documentarian Ben Berman films the illusionist on an epic comeback tour. But as their mutual journey kicks off, Johnathan drops a bombshell that sends the film spiraling into uncertainty. Embracing this unforeseen obstacle, Ben delves deeper to determine what is truth and what is illusion.
Awards
2019: Sundance Film Festival: U.S. Documentary Competition
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