Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world's greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic's greatest hidden treasures. Dealt is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Luke Korem. The film is about the life and career of Richard Turner - who is renowned as one of the world's greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. Dealt debuted at the 2017 South By Southwest Film Festival in competition where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature. Dealt then went on to win four more audience awards and screened at festivals around the world including China and New Zealand. One of the most renowned card magicians of all time, Richard Turner astounds audiences around the world with his legendary sleight of hand. What they may not even realize--and what makes his achievements all the more amazing--is that he is completely blind. Charting Turner's colorful life from his tumultuous childhood to the present, Dealt reveals how through determination and force of will, he overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to rise to the top of his profession.
Critic Reviews‘This is a movie that has lots of magic, in more ways than one.’ San Fransisco Chronicle 'What he does with cards, a magician can't do," says [Turner's] son and stage manager Asa Spades Turner. Director Luke Korem's documentary proves the lad's point.’ San Diego Reader 'Dealt" achieves the neat trick of giving its main subject a rewarding character arc.’ Los Angeles Times ‘The card magician Richard Turner reveals that he has more than just a few tricks up his sleeve in Luke Korem's captivating documentary “Dealt.”' New York Times ‘A polished portrait that should play very well to those with eye disease and to those who support them.’ Hollywood Reporter
AwardsDallas International Film Festival 2017, winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary DeadCenter Film Festival 2017, winner of Best Documentary Independent Film Festival of Boston 2017, winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary SXSW Film Festival 2017, winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
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