The Trick with the Gun


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Nov 19, 2015 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:90 min
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Michael McNamara
Cinema Extra
Featuring:Christopher Gudgeon and Scott Hammell


The bullet catch is the most dangerous illusion in magic. Fourteen men and women have died performing it. Houdini never even tried. What could be more appealing to magician and four-time Guinness World Record holder Scott Hammell? He begins training and enlists his friend, author Chris Gudgeon, to pull the trigger. But what begins as an exploration of the hidden world of magic ends as a study of what happens when two friends stare down opposite ends of a gun.

Director Michael McNamara and subjects Scott Hammell and Christopher Gudgeon will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A. Don’t miss a special live magic act on stage.

Co-presented by Sorcerers Safari.