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Oscar-winner for Best Documentary
Using actual footage from the event seamlessly mingled with new re-enactments, filmmaker James Marsh masterfully recreates high-wire daredevil Philippe Petit’s 1974 stunt: performing acrobatics on a thin wire strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Plotting his feat like a master cat burglar, Petit enlists the help of a motley group of friends as he calculates every detail, from acquiring building access to stringing up the wire, and manages to pull off an astounding crime.
“Man on Wire should be watched on the biggest screen possible; it’s an utterly thrilling exploration of one man’s mad dream.” — Seattle Times
Director: James Marsch
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Festival Favorite
Country: United States/United Kingdom