About the film
What begins as a documentary about The Amazing Johnathan, the uniquely deranged Detroit-born magician/comedian who built a career out of shock and deception in the 1980s, becomes a bizarre story about the unravelling of his documentarian. After Johnathan is diagnosed with a terminal heart condition and given one year to live, he’s forced to retire his act. Cut to three years later: Johnathan is not dead, much to everyone’s amazement, and documentarian Ben Berman films the illusionist on an epic comeback tour. But as their mutual journey kicks off, Johnathan drops a bombshell that sends the film spiraling into uncertainty. Embracing this unforeseen obstacle, Berman delves deeper to determine what is truth and what is illusion. Michigan premiere.