April 28, 3:00pm
MAN ON WIRE
Dir. James Marsh (UK: 2008), 94 min.
Winning numerous awards, Man on Wire is a British documentary film about 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s illegal and daring high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center on August 7, 1974. What some have considered “the artistic crime of the century,” the film presents rare footage of preparations for the event and still photographs capturing the walk, as well as, reenactments and present-day interviews with the participants.