Movie "Sleight" to debut at Sundance tomorrow

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Richard Hatch
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Movie "Sleight" to debut at Sundance tomorrow

Postby Richard Hatch » January 22nd, 2016, 7:51 pm

A low budget movie about a street magician/drug dealer debuts at Sundance tomorrow:
http://www.sundance.org/projects/sleight
Wonder who did the magic consulting?

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Re: Movie "Sleight" to debut at Sundance tomorrow

Postby Mark Ratekin » January 23rd, 2016, 9:22 am

According to IMDB, Ron Saylor was the magic consultant.

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Re: Movie "Sleight" to debut at Sundance tomorrow

Postby MagicbyAlfred » January 23rd, 2016, 1:34 pm

Richard Hatch wrote:

"A low budget movie about a street magician/drug dealer debuts at Sundance tomorrow."

Thanks for the heads up on the movie, but I probably won't watch it because there is no way I can relate to or identify with one of the two occupations of the lead character...

...I'm not a street magician.

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Re: Movie "Sleight" to debut at Sundance tomorrow

Postby Richard Hatch » January 23rd, 2016, 4:27 pm

According to this interview, the director, J. D. Dillard, is a magician and wanted to make magic look "cool", apparently by coupling it with crime:
http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/01/23/sle ... iew-video/

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Re: Movie "Sleight" to debut at Sundance tomorrow

Postby Bill Mullins » January 23rd, 2016, 7:16 pm

Richard Hatch wrote:the director, J. D. Dillard, is a magician and wanted to make magic look "cool", apparently by coupling it with crime


That didn't work out so well when Bob Markwood tried it.

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Re: Movie "Sleight" to debut at Sundance tomorrow

Postby Brad Henderson » January 23rd, 2016, 8:20 pm

goooood night, everyone!


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