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Sunday, January 22 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
SF Sketchfest Tribute to Ricky Jay, in conversation with Van Dyke Parks

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SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to the multi-talented Ricky Jay, with a special in-depth conversation about his art and career, with Van Dyke Parks.

While Ricky Jay has long been considered one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand artists, his career is further distinguished by the remarkable variety of his accomplishments as an author, actor, historian, and consultant. He is the only magician ever profiled on “American Masters” and is the subject of the documentary “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay.” He has acted in many films, including “House of Games,” “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” “The Prestige,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and the television series “Deadwood.” He is the author of “Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women” and “Jay’s Journal of Anomalies,” both honored by the New York Times as Notable Books. Among his other works are “Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck” with photographs by Rosamond Purcell; “Extraordinary Exhibitions”; “Celebrations of Curious Characters”; and “Matthias Buchinger, The Greatest German Living.” $30

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Ricky Jay

Photo credit: Jesse Dylan | | While Ricky Jay has long been considered one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand artists, his career is further distinguished by the remarkable variety of his accomplishments as an author, actor, historian, and consultant. He is the only magician ever profiled on “American Masters” and is the subject of the documentary “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay.” He... Read More →
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Van Dyke Parks

Born in Mississippi in 1943, Van Dyke Parks was extraordinary even as a child, a musical prodigy and actor who later became a session musician, composer, producer, arranger, lyricist, and singer. His own music is as cinematic, fantastical and even phantasmagorical as it is from the heart. "Song Cycle" was less conventionally pop, in verse-chorus fashion, than "Smile;" the mood was something like a baroque psychedelic dream filtered through Disney... Read More →



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