Man on Wire movie
On 7 August 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York's twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. Before the towers, Philippe performed similar feats on Notre Dame in Paris and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning the execution of the coup. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous extraordinary challenges: he had to find a way to bypass the WTC's security; smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; pass the wire between the two rooftops; anchor the wire and tension it to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings. The rigging was done by night in complete secrecy. At 7:15 AM, Philippe took his first step on the high wire 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan.
James Marsh's documentary film brings Petit's extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators, including a young Aussie, who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as "the artistic crime of the century."
Winner, Audience Award & Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary 2008 Sundance Film Festival and Audience Award & Special Jury Prize 2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
The movie opens around the country from mid October.
It is unique, amazing, breathtaking and inspirational...!