Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Q&A with Filmmaker Judd Ehrlich and Performance by Young Magicians at Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s Pennsylvania Premiere screening of MAGIC CAMP

November 20, 2012

Bryn Mawr, PA—Bryn Mawr Film Institute will present the Pennsylvania premiere of the documentary Magic Camp on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm with a special appearance by its acclaimed director, Judd Ehrlich. The film follows young magicians at Tannen’s Magic Camp as they perfect their craft and follow in the footsteps of great magicians. The screening will conclude with a showcase performance by young magicians who have attended the camp.

Judd Ehrlich’s documentary Magic Camp follows young magicians at a “real life Hogwarts”. Every year Bryn Mawr College hosts Tannen’s Magic Camp, where campers with a passion for magic are offered a truly unique opportunity to perfect their craft at this one-of-a-kind camp and, more importantly, find a place where they belong. The campers are taught more than card tricks and simple illusions. Instructors—who have included celebrity magicians such as Criss Angel and David Copperfield—instruct campers about the professional world of high-level magic. Camp alumni include David Blaine and actor Adrien Brody. Magic Camp won the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Family) Award, was shown at DocNYC, the San Diego Film Festival, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and will be featured at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Judd Ehrlich, who will answer questions after the film screening, is a successful director and producer. In addition to Magic Camp, he directed the Emmy-nominated Mayor of the West Side as well as Run for Your Life, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. He has also collaborated on many other projects such as the documentary Family Name and the PBS series New York. A graduate of Vassar College, Ehrlich often teaches documentary production at high schools and universities, and creates and curates projects around New York City.

Tickets for Judd Ehrlich’s Magic Camp are $10.00 for general admission, $7.00 for students and seniors, and $5.00 for Bryn Mawr Film Institute members. Advance tickets are available in person at the Box Office and online at For a full schedule of upcoming events and classes, visit

About Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Bryn Mawr Film Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to restoring the historic Bryn Mawr Theater and transforming it into the region’s preeminent film entertainment and education center. Founded in 2002 by Main Line academic, business, and civic leaders, Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a daily program of first-run and repertory art and independent films and provides a comprehensive film studies curriculum, including courses, workshops, discussions, guest lecturers, visual literacy programs, and student screening opportunities. To learn about upcoming events or find news about the theater’s restoration project, visit, or write to



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