August 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary Unclassified 18+

Director: Benjamin Berman Country: USA (2019)
Language: English
Share

Truth completely unravels in a wild meta-documentary about a dying comedy trickster and the director he torments.

Cult comic magician The Amazing Johnathan was diagnosed with a severe heart condition... and one year to live. Naturally, he retires. Three years later, he isn’t dead but he certainly is bored. So, why not go back on the road?

Benjamin Berman, director of oddball TV comedies such as Man Seeking Woman, Workaholics and Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite, is overjoyed. Finally, a chance to immortalise his childhood hero’s comeback (and likely final) tour. But what was planned as an adoring tribute – with appearances from ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic, Penn Jillette, Eric Andre and Carrot Top – soon rockets off the rails. Johnathan’s devilish pranks reach a point where capturing any truth at all might prove impossible. The director stumbles further into frame, forced to question everything he sees, hears and films.  

Berman’s hilarious and confounding feature-length debut is a truly original take on the “one last tour” doc.

“Laugh-out-loud funny in a way that’s unexpected for a documentary about a deceitful, dying meth-addict magician.” – Screen Daily

Tickets

5491
Sat 10 Aug 6:30 pm [5491]
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium
Past event
7851
Sat 17 Aug 4:30 pm [7851]
Hoyts 6 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Featured Subjects
Anastasia Synn, The Amazing Johnathan
Director
Benjamin Berman
Producers
Amanda Marshall, Benjamin Berman, Jacob Perlin, Miranda Bailey, Russell Groves
Cinematographer
Benjamin Berman, Dan Adlerstein
Editors
Benjamin Berman, Scott Evans
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Madman Entertainment

You might like...