Where’s Amy?: Heartland


Where’s Amy? I took an adventure from Geist to Fountain Square to attend the Opening Night “Summer Rewind” Mini Heartland Film Festival. The Wheeler Arts Community Theater was jammed packed with fans of the legendary James “The Amazing” Randi. Who for the last half-century has entertained millions of people around the world with his remarkable feats of magic, escape and trickery. “An Honest Liar” a documentary about Randi, has been winning awards on the film circuit and was a 2014 Heartland Official Selection. Faith healers, fortune-tellers and psychics were using Randi’s magic tricks to deceive and destroy innocent peoples lives by stealing their money. Outraged, Randi devoted his life to expose these frauds but a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life surfaced and it isn’t clear whether he is still the deceiver – or the deceived. The audience was treated after the film to delicious appetizers, a few magic tricks and an opportunity to meet and get an autograph by the legend himself. Subjects Deyvi Pena and co-directors/producers Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein also attended. If you missed “Summer Rewind”, don’t fret, the 2015 Heartland Film Festival is coming in October. Be sure to look for my annual “Amy’s Top Five Films of Heartland To See” and I will see you at the movies! For more information visit: www.heartlandfilm.org