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The Hypnotist
(Olliver Hawk)

  •   Arthur Franck
  •   Finland
  •   Documentary

This transfixing Cold-War docu-thriller tells the stranger-than-fiction tale of Olavi Hakasalo, a.k.a Olliver Hawk, Finland’s most famous hypnotist, who might—or might not—have been a key political operative for the nation’s ruling powers. A wild ride, full of subtle contemporary echoes about the risks of populism and public manipulation, The Hypnotist charts both the rise and fall of a mysterious man and the murkiness of truth.

The Hypnotist is a remarkably well-crafted film. With a uniquely unified visual aesthetic, it is a pleasure to watch.”
-POV Magazine

Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Arthur Franck


Documentary Competition Sponsor

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Film Sponsor

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Event Information

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  •   72 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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