‘The Magic Life’ Trailer Risks Everything For a Dream

By  · Published on May 9th, 2012

A young, lanky man is trying to pay his rent by dropping watermelons out of a hat on Hollywood Boulevard. He’s one of three subjects in the forthcoming documentary The Magic Life which profiles three magicians foolish enough to use your illusion as a profession.

The movie from Nelson Cheng follows a 17-year-old kid in a Beijing magic school, the aforementioned 25-year-old scruffy guy in LA, and a 32-year-old MBA-owning businessman who quits his job in order to pull rabbits out of hats for money.

It’s a solid trailer, and even if magic doesn’t seem compelling, it seems to ultimately be about following dreams – no matter what they are. Check out the new trailer for yourself:

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