Tuesday, July 11, 6 pm Red Carpet, 7 pm Film Screening
Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center for the Arts
Tickets are $18 through the Kentucky Center’s website, and a portion of ticket sales of this family-friendly film will benefit the animals at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), the state’s largest pet adoption agency.
Directed by Burton, “Billy Topit Master Magician” took the Award for Best Family Film at the 2016 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival. It also won Distinctive Achievement Awards for Production Design, Art Direction, Costumes and Visual Effects.
The movie screening is to launch a convention of the two largest magic organizations in the world. The IBM-SAM Combined Convention will be held at the Galt House Hotel July 12-15. Burton and King will be honored at the convention. The two Louisivillians met when they were 14 years old at the Louisville Magic Club and have been best friends ever since. They both went on to become Las Vegas headliners. “Billy Topit Master Magician” is directed by and stars Lance Burton, with Mac King making a hilarious cameo appearance.
“I am excited to show the film to all my friends in my hometown!” says Burton. “Of course there is no way I would make a movie without having Mac pop up on the screen!”
Burton is a lifelong animal lover, and has helped raise funds for a number of animal charities; a portion of public ticket sales of the July 11 screening will benefit KHS.
The movie premiere will be free to all registered attendees of the convention, and tickets will be sold to the public to raise funds for KHS. Visit this link to purchase film tickets or www.ibmsam2017.com for convention registration.