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Special Magic Edition!
A highlight from We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic.
This New Yorker profile is maybe one of the best things I’ve ever read in the magazine, which is saying a lot!
Ricky Jay does closeup magic that flouts reality. But, rather than headline in Las Vegas, Jay prefers to live in the mysterious world of ancient mountebanks, eccentric entertainers, and sleight-of-hand artists, whose secrets he preserves with a scholarly passion, and who are his true peers in the realm of illusion.
Ostensibly following a magician as he returns to the stage for a farewell tour, this documentary just gets weirder and weirder as it goes along. I genuinely laughed out loud at the audacity of the final twist in this incredibly twisty film.