Monday, July 28, 2008

High Museum - Film Feature August 1st- Man on Wire

Man on Wire
August 1, 8 p.m.
Rich Theatre
$7 general admission; $6 students, seniors, and Museum members. Patron level members enter free.

Films at the High is pleased to present a special preview of Man on Wire, an extraordinary film about daredevil Philippe Petit, who amazed the world when he illegally danced across a high wire strung between the World Trade Center Towers in New York in 1974.

Winner of both the Audience and Jury Awards for Best Documentary at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, James Marsh's portrait of Petit, who also walked a wire across the towers of Notre Dame and the Sydney Bridge, has won unanimous praise from critics.

In Variety, Robert Koehler called the film "one of the most wildly entertaining documentaries of recent years... an adventure tale that astonishes in every respect." The film’s hypnotic, propulsive score was written by minimalist composer Michael Nyman, a frequent collaborator with British director Peter Greenaway.

(Britain, 2007, 102 minutes.) In English and French with subtitles.

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