Following the film, stick around for a bit of abracadabra and magical demystification from Luis Carreon, magician and founding member of the Chicago Magic Lounge.
“It is one of Bergman's most tightly structured and frightening films.” - Don Drucker, Chicago Reader
Saturday, June 10 at 6:00pm | In Bergman’s funny, frightening, and underseen THE MAGICIAN, Max von Sydow stars as Dr. Vogler, a traveling illusionist and leader of “Vogler’s Magnetic Health Theater” troupe. Vogler’s skill and patience are put to the test when, upon arriving in Stockholm, the townspeople doubt his abilities. Following the film, stick around for a bit of abracadabra and magical demystification from Luis Carreon, magician and founding member of the Chicago Magic Lounge.
Luis Carreon is an accomplished and well-respected magician. He won the Harlan Tarbell Close-up Competition Award from the International Brotherhood of Magicians two years in a row. He also took home first place at the Chicago Magic Competition hosted by The Society of American Magicians. With his unique style of humor and wisdom, Luis regularly travels the country teaching other magicians about the art of magic. He is, also, the head demonstrator at Magic Inc., the oldest family-owned magic shop in the country. He has performed his show Bending Minds and Bending Dreams at theaters all around Chicago. Internationally, Luis has been featured on the Univision evening news showcasing his talents. He was honored to be a semi-finalist on Tengo Talento, the Spanish language equivalent of America's Got Talent. In addition, he is also a frequent performer at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Luis can be seen performing regularly at The Chicago Magic Lounge where he is also one of the founding members.
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Best Director, Faro Island Film Festival
Winner - Best Film, New Cinema Award, Venice Film Festival
Science on Screen: The Gene Siskel Film Center proudly presents Science on Screen®, with special film presentations in June featuring classic films and expert discussions. Each event includes a presentation and dialogue with experts in the field of science and technology. View full series here.