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First Thursdays: Dealt Thursday, October 6

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First Thursdays: Dealt Part of the First Thursdays series

  • Date: October 6
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Price: $5 – $10
    $5 student ticket, $10 general admission/adult ticket
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Resources: IMDb

Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic’s greatest hidden treasures.

In the documentary, Richard traces his journey from his troubled childhood, when he began losing his vision, to present day as he relentlessly pursues perfection while struggling with the reality that his biggest weakness might also be his greatest strength.

The film features extensive vérité footage of both Richard and his family as well as archive footage of Turner’s many television appearances. The film features interviews with notable magicians including Turner, Johnny Thompson, Max Maven, Armando Lucero, and Jason England.

Dealt debuted at the 2017 South By Southwest Film Festival in competition where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature. Dealt went on to win four more audience awards and screened at festivals around the world including China and New Zealand.

First Thursdays are sponsored by the Sheffield Foundation.

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