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"In this exhilarating, palm-moistening documentary by British filmmaker James Marsh, the twin towers are back to celebrate one of their finest moments."

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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

Year: 2008

Country: United States/United Kingdom