Preview: The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
+ Q&A with director Benjamin Berman, in conversation with Louis Theroux
A fascinating doc about the famed comic-magician John Edward Szeles as he makes a surprising comeback.
We are delighted to confirm that director Benjamin Berman will be in conversation with Louis Theroux following this preview.
Dir Benjamin Berman
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In 2014 comic-magician John Edward Szeles – famed for his wild live shows and 13-year residency on the Las Vegas strip – was diagnosed with a serious heart condition and given a year to live. Three years later he invites director Ben Berman to follow him as he plans his comeback tour. This frequently hilarious documentary captures the subject’s audacious trickery, leaving Berman struggling to tell truth from illusion as he attempts to get the measure of this uniquely ‘amazing’ man.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less)