Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Release Date: 2013-04-17
NYC and/or LA Release

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United States

SYNOPSIS

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE is an intimate portrait of the multitalented Ricky Jay, best-selling author and historian, acclaimed actor, leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts, but above all one of the world’s greatest sleight-of-hand artists, capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences. Told largely in Ricky’s own inimitable voice, the film traces the story of his achievement, from his early apprenticeship, beginning at age 4, with his grandfather Max Katz, an accomplished amateur magician, as well as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini, Francis Carlyle, and Roy Benson, all of whom were among the best magicians of the 20th century.

PREVIEW NOTES

  • Kino Lorber, Inc. announced the acquisition of all U.S. rights to the doc. - 2013-03-04