The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) is thrilled to host a special screening of 2019 Sundance Film Festival favorite, Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary.

The story begins as a documentary about The Amazing Johnathan- a peculiar prop comedian who built a career out of shock and deception in the 1980s—but becomes a bizarre story about the unraveling of the documentary project.

After Johnathan is diagnosed with a terminal heart condition and given one year to live, he’s forced to retire his act. Cut to three years later: Johnathan is not dead, much to everyone’s amazement, and filmmaker Ben Berman captures the illusionist on an epic comeback tour.

As their mutual journey kicks off, Johnathan drops a bombshell that sends the film spiraling into uncertainty. Embracing this unforeseen obstacle, Ben delves deeper to determine what is truth and what is illusion. This debut feature is a wild ride that careens off the rails in highly entertaining and unexpected ways. *Synopsis Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival

Tickets available at: or at the door. 

Event Schedule:

6:30 p.m.: Doors Open 
                 Red Carpet Portraits Courtesy of Robbie Brinley

7:00 p.m.: Gala Toast and Opening Remarks
              SCREENING OF: “Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary”

8:45 p.m.: Q&A Discussion
9:00 p.m.: Gala Reception at Superior Bathhouse Brewery - 329 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901

            *Sponsored by Sidetown Studios and Superior Bathhouse