MAN ON WIRE
2008, Discovery Films, 94 min, USA, Dir: James Marsh

On Aug. 7, 1974, French high-wire artist Philippe Petit captured the attention of the world with a 45-minute performance on a cable strung between the roofs of the World Trade Center’s twin towers. With rare footage of secret preparations for what has been called the “artistic crime of the century,” this Oscar-winning documentary unspools with the tension of a heist film.


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