Doc Days


Directed by Benjamin Berman

USA, 2019, 1h 31min, DCP

Doc Days

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Fri, May 31

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician – “The Amazing Johnathan” – becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion. Director Benjamin Berman in attendance.


The Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary is light and delightfully funny, from the amazing twists that populate the film to the superb one-liners supplied by support personalities and their reactions to Ben Berman’s increasingly dire predicament.” – Evan Saathoff, Birth.Movies.Death.

“Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary unexpectedly shows how the documentary form can be exhilarating because you don’t know where a story will take you.” – Matt Goldberg, Collider

“It’s an engaging documentary with two charming subjects, and I’d recommend it to fans of The Amazing Johnathan and the uninitiated alike.” – Anthony Ray Bench, Film Threat

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Untitled Johnathan

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