Thursday, Octrober 8, 2015
Office of College Advancement
World-Famous Former Magician and Skeptic at Ohlone College Psychology Club Speaker Series - Press Release, Office of College Advancement
Fremont, CA—James "The Amazing" Randi, a retired profession magician, an author, lecturer, and tireless investigator of spurious and extraordinary claims, returns to the Smith Center stage for the Ohlone College Psychology Club Speaker Series.
Randi has devoted the past 40 years of his life to debunking charlatans, including self-described psychics, homeopaths and other medical frauds, claims of occult phenomena, and all manner of flim-flam. He's a bestselling author, an educator, and an entertainer, who has converted literally millions of people from “magical” thinking to skepticism and rationality through the many books he’s written on the subject, television appearances, public talks, and his James Randi Education Foundation. His $1,000,000 prize for proof of paranormal or psychic powers has remained unclaimed for decades.
Most recently the documentary about his life, “An Honest Liar – The James Randi Story,” won critical acclaim. Since its premiere in 2014 at the Tribeca Film Festival, the documentary won “Best Feature Documentary” at the Newport Film Festival and “Best Feature” in the American Film Institute Docs Festival.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear James Randi live on the Smith Center stage as he offers us the latest news of “wonders offered as knowledge.” And, if enticed, he may even astonish us with a minor miracle or two of his own creation!
The event takes place Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Smith Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Boulevard in Fremont. General admission tickets are $15, and students can purchase tickets for $10 with valid school ID. Event parking is $4. Tickets are available online or at the Smith Center Box Office. Please visit www.smithcenter.com, or call the Smith Center Box Office at (510) 659-6031 for more information.