The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
Amazing Johnathan, “the Freddie Kreuger of magicians”, was diagnosed with a heart condition and given just one year to live. Told to retire from the stage, three years later he's still alive and bored, and so elects to go on tour. Filmmaker Ben Berman decided to shoot the magician's improbable comeback, but he clearly hadn't taken into account what it would be like to film a self-proclaimed prankster. After all, as a documentarian you're looking for the truth, but when you're filming an illusionist, just what can you believe? Things get increasingly bizarre, and in the process Ben is forced to question his filmmaking ethics. The result is a strangely entertaining and weird ride.