Screening: Houdini (2000)
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400 Price: Free with Pay-as-you-wish Friday Night
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To watch Harry Houdini perform was to see a man rush headlong toward death—only to escape it at the last possible moment. He overcame our darkest nightmares: drowning, suffocation, being trapped. No lock could hold him. No entertainer could out-dazzle him. He took his audiences to the brink of tragedy and left them breathless with fear. Discover his adventurous life in this jaw-dropping PBS documentary. Drawing on remarkable film footage and photographs, and featuring commentary by David Copperfield, The Amazing Randi, and E.L. Doctorow, Houdinitakes you backstage to meet the man who made his living in an intimate dance with death. Runtime 60 minutes.
Introduced with a short presentation of Houdini in New York, by John Cox, writer of the popular blog Wild About Harry, member of the world-famous Magic Castle, and consultant on a variety of Houdini-related projects.Buy tickets/get more info now