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“Honest Liar” nabs AFI Docs audience award

Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom's doc An Honest Liar (pictured) picked up the audience award for best feature at Washington DC's AFI Docs festival.
June 23, 2014

Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom’s doc An Honest Liar (pictured) picked up the audience award for best feature at Washington DC’s AFI Docs festival on Monday (June 23).

The film – which received its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April – tells the story of James “The Amazing” Randi, a master of illusion and sleight of hand who works to expose con artists such as faith healers and psychics who use magicians’ tricks of the trade to fool clients.

Meanwhile, the audience award for best short went to Sam Thonis’ Beyond Recognition: The Incredible Story of a Face Transplant, which follows a woman undergoing an experimental face transplant after an attack left her with severe chemical burns.

The 12th annual AFI Docs festival ran from June 18-22, and showcased 84 docs and shorts.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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