Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to Molly Bernstein and Alan Edelstein’s magician documentary “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay.” The film, which premiered at last year’s New York Film Festival, will be be released on April 17 at New York’s Film Forum, followed by a national release at various Landmark theaters.
“Deceptive Practice” offers an intimate glimpse into the life of magician and best-selling author Ricky Jay, as well as the many greats of the professional magic world who taught him. One of the world’s greatest sleight-of-hand artists, Jay began learning magic at the age of four. The film, told through Jay’s words, includes performance footage from his one-man shows and TV appearances.
“We fell head over heels for this brilliantly constructed film that matches the brilliance of its subject,” Lorber said of the acquisition. “Ricky’s warmth, wit and erudition fuse seamlessly with feats of conjuring that are nothing short of miraculous ”
Recent acquisitions by Kino Lorber, Inc. include this year’s Academy Award nominated “5 Broken Cameras.”