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Highland City Club Presents: Man On Wire

  • Highland City Club Theater 885 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80302 United States (map)
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Curator’s Statement:

Simply put, Man on Wire is one of the most brilliantly creative documentaries ever made.  A singular hybrid documentary that captures the excitement, fear, anticipation, humor, joy and sheer exhilaration of one man’s quest to walk a wire between the Twin Towers.   Winner of the Academy Award for best documentary feature.


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.