An Honest Liar at Reason in the Rock

No matter how smart or well-educated you are, you can be deceived.

-James “The Amazing” Randi

At the Cox Creative Center on Sunday, March 15, Reason in the Rock continues with activism workshops and the screening of An Honest Liar, the new award-winning documentary about the career of The Amazing Randi.

James “The Amazing” Randi is an escape artist, magician, and skeptic who notoriously exposed the frauds of both psychic Uri Geller and faith healer Peter Popoff on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. at the age of 86, he is still actively investigating paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.

At the Amaz!ng Meeting in Las Vegas every year, the James Randi Educational Foundation offers to stage the Million Dollar Challenge: Randi will pay a million dollars to anyone who can demonstrate paranormal powers under testable conditions. Many have accepted the challenge, but no one yet has walked away with Randi’s money.

The documentary about his life and career features guest appearances by such luminaries as Adam Savage of the television show Mythbusters, magicians Penn & Teller, Bill Nye (the Science Guy!), and rock star Alice Cooper with whom Randi toured. It’s presented as “part detective-story, part biography, and a bit of a magic act.”

Don’t miss the special screening of An Honest Liar at Reason in the Rock!