THE AMAZING JONATHAN DOCUMENTARY

By Ben BERMAN

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Documentary - Completed 2019

After illusionist ‘The Amazing 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 him on an epic comeback tour.

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Sundance 2019
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ben BERMAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Ben BERMAN, Miranda BAILEY, Russell wayne GROVES, Amanda MARSHALL, Jacob PERLIN
    • Synopsis
    • After illusionist ‘The Amazing 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 (Tim & Eric, How to Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps) films him on
      an epic comeback tour.

      But as their mutual journey kicks off, Johnathan drops a bombshell that sends the film spiralling into uncertainty. Negotiation and access become the central threads that reveal – and further cloud – our understanding of the elusive protagonist resulting in a witty and meta commentary on the process and ethics of making a documentary. Embracing these unforeseen obstacles, Ben delves deeper to determine what is truth and what is illusion in this critically acclaimed film.
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