“Sunday at the Palm” presents “Make Believe” Documentary (2010) with Live Magician

The first Telluride Film Festival Sunday at the Palm SHOW of 2012 has a little something special for filmgoers who love all things magic. Before this month’s screening of “Make Believe” (2010, 88 min.), a critically acclaimed film hailed by Roger Ebert as “a charming documentary,” audience members will be treated to a live magic performance by Mysto the Magi of Durango.

“Make Believe” is a film that follows six teenagers from around the world as they converge on the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. The kids all have two things in common:  They are masters of magic and they all dream of being crowned “Teen World Champion” by Master Magician Lance Burton, a title deeply coveted by all aspiring illusionists.

“Guaranteed to have viewers levitating,” wrote Variety, the film gives us dazzling performances by the magicians as they shine onstage with remarkable skill and confidence. It also gives us an insight into the personal challenges each of these young people face as they push forward to achieve their dreams.

Heartwarming humor and honesty are the forces behind this cinematic gem, guiding us into a unique world that most of us know very little about.

Just before the screening, Mysto the Magi treats audience members to an exciting live magic show.  The Denver Post wrote of Mysto:

“His Magic is Spellbinding!  His quick wit & entertainment style will have you laughing and wondering, ‘How did he do that?’”

Mysto the Magi began his performing career at age 12 and quickly became one of the most popular children’s magicians in his hometown of Lexington, Massachusetts. Now, with over 30 years inside his hat, Mysto has won many awards and continues to amaze audiences of all ages with his spellbinding presentations.

“Make Believe” takes place Sunday, January 22, 4:00 p.m. at the Michael D. Palm Theatre for the Performing Arts. The event is  FREE TO ALL

Sunday at the Palm is presented by The Telluride Film Festival, The Telluride Foundation, and Telluride R1 School District.

For a sneak peek, check out the trailer:

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