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The Illusionist

Join us before the film for a dive into the art and science of illusion with acclaimed magician Nathan Coe Marsh!

In 1900s Vienna, mesmeric entertainer Eisenheim’s (Edward Norton) magical abilities are wowing the crowds, with an act that ranges from mere tricks to an apparent capacity to raise the dead. However, he has also long been in love with Duchess Sophie von Teschen (Jessica Biel(, which puts him in dangerous competition with the violent, scheming Crown Prince Leopold, who jumps at the opportunity to have the magician arrested grounds of necromancy.

Seen on NBC, CBS, FOX, The CW, and at live appearances in 13 countries; Nathan Coe Marsh performs “mindblowing” (WESH NBC 2) magic that “blurs the line between reality and illusion” (Hawaii Arts Digest).

Marsh’s work has been seen in venues as diverse as the yacht of an NFL team owner; to the Top of the World Club in Thule, Greenland; to regular feature performances at the Magic Castle in Hollywood; to events in French Polynesia, the Mexican Riviera; Central America; the mountains of Banff; and on Penn & Teller’s prime time TV series Fool Us. He was chosen from an international search in Vanish Magazine for a ten-week run as the first headliner of The Magical Mystery Show at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, Hawai’i.

Marsh has toured the world performing for deployed military personnel on behalf of the US Department of Defense, and has toured the USA lecturing on magic to serious students of the art. He is a regular contributor to Genii, the world’s oldest trade journal for magicians.

Nathan headlines The Orlando Improv on June 15.

USA | Czech Republic, 2006, 110 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Neil Burger

  • In partnership with Science on Screen, An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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