I’ve been invited to talk about the film, The Secret Life of Uri Geller – Psychic Spy on May 4 (7PM @Canada Square) and May 7 (3PM @Koffler House).
What’s the film about? Well, I don’t want to influence you one way or another, so I’ll let you form your own opinions from this description:
A self-proclaimed psychic, Uri Geller became an entertainment sensation in the 1970s, famous for his ability to bend spoons with his mind and make watches stop or go faster. But away from the bent silverware and broken clocks, Geller purports to have led a secret life as a “psychic spy” for three decades, working as a secret agent in Mexico as well as being recruited by the CIA and the Mossad. Director Vikram Jayanti (The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector) explores these claims based on freshly declassified information. Was Geller really able to wipe out information from KGB floppy disks merely by thinking “erase, erase, erase”? Did his psychic powers play a role in the Entebbe rescue? This fascinating documentary may not be able to provide definitive answers, but it never fails to entertain us with the possibilities.
Visit the Toronto Jewish Film Festival for details and tickets.