Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MAN ON WIRE (2008) -starring- Philippe Petit. Academy Awards® Winner Best Documentary


MAN ON WIRE (2008) -starring- Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel & Jean-Louis Blondeau. Directed by James Marsh.

SYNOPSIS: On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit’s personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century.





"RIVETING" – NEW YORK SUN
"INCOMPARABLY MOVING" – PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"BRILLIANT" – LOS ANGELES TIMES
"BREATHTAKING" – USA TODAY
"GRADE A" – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"WILDLY ENTERTAINING" – VARIETY
"**** BEAUTIFUL ...PERFECTLY POISED BETWEEN ARTISTRY AND AUDACITY." – CHICAGO TRIBUNE
 

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