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The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

 
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Fri, Jun 14, 2019
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+  Q&A with filmmaker Benjamin Berman
 
 
 
 
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Part of Film series BAMcinemaFest 2019
Directed by Benjamin Berman | 2019

In documentary filmmaking, the line between what’s real and constructed can often be blurry. But when your subject is a magician—a master in the art of illusion—can you believe anything you see? That’s the conundrum filmmaker Ben Berman finds himself facing when he sets out to make what he thinks will be a straightforward documentary about the comeback of renowned magician-comedian The Amazing Johnathan, whose career—built on often-macabre humor—has been on hold since he was diagnosed with a fatal heart condition. But when a shocking revelation leaves Berman questioning everything about the project, he must ask himself: how far is he willing to go to find out the truth? A wild ride investigation into the nature of documentary ethics, this playfully entertaining meta-puzzle has more than a few tricks up its sleeve.

Q&A with filmmaker Benjamin Berman

 
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