Deceptive Practice –
The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

2012 | 88 min. | |

Wednesday July 10, 2013


$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online BUY TICKETS

Special Guest:
Introduction and Live Magic prior to movie with
“out of retirement” – The Reluctant Magician

Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) — and a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences.

Deceptive Practice traces Jay’s achievements and influences, from his apprenticeship at age 4 with his grandfather, to such now-forgotten legends as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini and his primary mentors, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller. Featuring rare footage from his 1970s TV appearances (doing 3-card Monte with Steve Martin on The Dinah Shore Show) and told in Jay’s inimitable voice, this is a remarkable journey inside the secretive world of magic and the small circle of eccentrics who are its perpetual devotees.

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"He puts on a smashing show, whether on or off the stage...
--Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

 

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