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

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Date: Thu 1 October, 2009
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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!".

"James Marsh's documentary about this sublime piece of audacity does full justice to Petit's vision..." -Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"Exhilirating" -New York Times