Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 06:23PM
Dodd Vickers in magician reintroduces us to Long Tack Sam, "Magician, acrobat, and vaudeville headliner and one of the first Chinese entertainers to achieve international celebrity. His peers and colleagues included Harry Houdini, the Marx Brothers, George Burns, Jack Benny, Laurel and Hardy, and many others. Long’s stage illusions and acrobatic skills were esteemed on five continents."  A new documentary on his life was released in 2004 and is now available on DVD from the Canadian Film Board. It is a truly magical film, melding family and history and cross-cultural pop entertainment into a delightful package. Fleming’s innovative use of animation to bring old photos and posters to life takes us right into Long Tack Sam’s life and times. Visit the official website. WATCH A PREVIEW OF THE FILM:
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