Monday Night Movie: Man on Wire

Monday, July 29, 2024 6:00 pm

Event Details

Fifty years ago, on August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit strung a thin tightrope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and walked across it. Plotting his feat like a master cat burglar, Petit enlisted the help of a motley group of friends as he calculated every detail, from acquiring building access to stringing up the wire. Using actual footage from the event as well as new re-enactments, filmmaker James Marsh recreates Petit’s stunt in a masterful documentary.

(2008) 90 minutes, PG-13. Documentary. Showing at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 29th in the Library’s Meeting Room. Shown with captions.