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MAN ON WIRE

Dir: James Marsh
United States / United Kingdom / 2008 / 94mins

On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Centre's twin towers. He danced on the wire with no safety net for almost an hour, crossing it a total of eight times before being arrested.

Man on Wire tells the breath-taking story of the now legendary tightrope walk. Mixing Petit's personal footage from the event with new re-enactments, highlighting how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve what became known as the "artistic crime of the century!".

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Date: Thu 1 October, 2009
Time: 19:00
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"James Marsh's documentary about this sublime piece of audacity does full justice to Petit's vision..." -Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"Exhilirating" -New York Times