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To escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves; Tannen's Magic Camp, the oldest + most prestigious training ground for young magicians. They want to prove their worth on the same stage where superstars like Blaine + Copperfield once performed. But to get there, they need to learn more than sleight of hand + tricks of the trade. They have to find the magic inside.
The new award-winning documentary from two-time Emmy-nominated director Judd Ehrlich (Run for Your Life, Mayor of the West Side, We Could Be King) + the cinematographer of the Sundance hits Word Wars + American Teen. With an original score by Michael Hearst. Also featuring music by David Byrne, Stevie Wonder, Tanya Donelly, Calexico + Raphael Saadiq.
"Spry and revealing... The enchantment is irresistible in Judd Ehrlich’s documentary MAGIC CAMP." - Andy Webster, THE NEW YORK TIMES.
"Very funny... Charming... MAGIC CAMP is a wonderful companion piece to DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: The Mysteries + Mentors of Ricky Jay... But MAGIC CAMP carries an even more valuable lesson. As one of the Tannen counselors tells his students: 'Revel in your quirkiness.' That’s pretty good advice for anyone, whether they’re a magic nerd or not." - Michael O'Sullivan, WASHINGTON POST.