Man on Wire, $5 screening this Thursday
Get your Full Frame fix on.
This Thursday (Bay 7 at American Tobacco Bay, 7pm) the fine folks at Full Frame are showing Man on Wire, one of last year’s crowd favorites. A mere five bucks (cash, don’t sling no plastic) gets you in the door to a most entertaining 90 minutes. As stimulating as a strong cup of good coffee and then some. I saw it last year and am looking forward to taking it in again.
In 1974, Frenchman Phillippe Petit held New York City in thrall when he balanced for nearly an hour on a wire suspended 1,350 feet above the ground between the recently erected Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. He crossed the wire eight times before being hauled off by the police. Through dramatic archival footage and stunning interviews with all involved, this deeply moving and exuberant documentary unveils the extraordinary preparations it took to pull off the “artistic crime of the century.”
Check out the Man on Wire Website and Trailer