Deceptive Practice

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE is a mesmerizing journey into the realm of modern magic with the multitalented Ricky Jay, a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor. Touted as one of magic’s greatest, Jay is dedicated to researching, teaching, performing and perfecting his craft. Magicians would normally be reluctant to let their secrets out, let alone allow a documentary crew to peek behind their velvet curtain, but Jay allows directors Molly Bernstein and Alan Edelstein to do just that inDECEPTIVE PRACTICE. Shot over ten years, the film examines Jay’s life, career and profession while providing a rare glimpse into the world of magic.

Directors Molly Bernstein and Alan Edelstein will participate in post-screening Q&As on Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6.
DECEPTIVE PRACTICE screening dates and times:
Friday, July 5                                      9:00 p.m. *Q&A with directors
Saturday, July 6                                 4:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. *Q&A with directors at 9:00 p.m. screening
Sunday, July 7                                    4:00 p.m., 8:45 p.m.
Monday, July 8                                  8:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9                                  6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10                        4:00 p.m., 8:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 11                              6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $11 each ($8 for Bloor Hot Docs Cinema members).
*Tickets can be purchased in advance at at the door on the day of the screening (subject to availability).

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