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Dir. Herschell Gordon Lewis. 1970, 95 mins. With Ray Sager, Judy Cler. “Is it magic or wholesale slaughter?” asks a tagline for this outrageous cult masterpiece. A television talk-show hostess investigates a magician who attempts to use his mind-bending powers to control his audience’s perceptions, in order to stage gory, Grand Guignol onstage illusions.

Preceded by:

Morto the Magician

2010, 5 mins. Steve Martin’s webtoon about a decidedly untalented illusionist.

Free with Museum admission.

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