Century Cinema, Corte Madera Sun, Oct 8, 2017 1:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Running Time:85 min.
Director:Luke Korem
Producer:Luke Korem
Screenwriter:Bradley Jackson
Luke Korem
Cinematographer:Jacob Hamilton
Editor:Derek Boonstra
Luke Korem
Print Source:IFC Films
Note Writer:Lucia Proctor-Bonbright


Don’t call Richard Turner a magician: He is a card mechanic, one who controls the outcome of a game better than anyone else in the world. “Magicians can’t do that,” says Turner. Winner of the audience award at SXSW this year, this dynamic documentary provides a close-up look at a true legend in the magic community and the limits he overcame to get to be at the top of the game. Turner, 62, is legally blind and began losing his sight as a young boy. Never without a deck of cards in his hands, he practices almost constantly; surrounded by his wife, son, and sister, he strives ceaselessly for perfection. But the man who knows how to do every trick in the book must learn that it’s OK to ask for help. This skillful portrait of a complex and colorful character is as inspiring and captivating as Turner’s sleight of hand.

Audio Description and Closed Captioning Available at the screening.

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