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Deceptive Practice

 

What happens when documentary filmmakers — whose mission is to probe, explore, and reveal — take as their subject one of the world’s greatest living magicians, whose life and art are basically off limits to probing, exploration, and revelation? More than a decade in the making, Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay is the captivating result of this curious conundrum: a mesmerizing journey into the world of modern magic and the small circle of eccentrics who were its perpetual devotees.

About the Series
An arms-smuggling international super-criminal posing as a florist; a champion cyclist as clandestine Nazi resister; a master art forger who anonymously donates his handiwork to world-class museums; a magician who reveals his tricks (or does he?) — trust no one, good or bad, to be what they seem in our documentary series Deception!Stay for a Q+A with the filmmaker after each screening.

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