Sunday, October 20, 2013

Houdini documentary screening at the Frankfort Film Festival, Oct 26

The award winning documentary Houdini will be screened at the Frankfort Film Festival in Frankfort, Michigan on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Director Gene Gamache will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.

This documentary was originally released on VHS in 1996 by Unapix Entertainment. It's now getting a second life theatrically. This is good news because this excellent doc has never made it to DVD.

Here's a brief synopsis from the Frankfort Film Festival website:

"A haunting journey into the life of the world’s most celebrated escape artist, the great Harry Houdini. Utilizing some never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with Houdini’s associates and other experts, Houdini focuses on the man behind the magic, and attempts to unlock the myths that surround one of the most compelling personalities of the 20th century."

The screening will take place at The Garden Theater at 301 W. Main Street, Frankfort, MI 49635.

Click here for ticket information on the Frankfort Film Festival.


  1. This is great news. The Unapix Documentary is my favorite. I have it on VHS and dubbed a copy onto DVD because I feared I would wear out the VHS tape. I do hope it eventually makes it to official DVD.

  2. I picked up a VHS copy on eBay a while back after John posted about this. It's a must have for Houdini fans.

  3. Who is interviewed in it?