Screening of "Man on Wire" followed by Q&A with Philippe Petit
Manager: Tim Fox
Management Territory: Worldwide
On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit accomplished what may be the most astounding "artistic crime" of all time when he walked a high wire illegally stretched between the rooftops of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, crossing eight times over the course of an hour, a quarter mile above the sidewalks of New York City. Man on Wire is the Academy Award-winning 2008 documentary film directed by James Marsh chronicling this amazing feat.
This is a unique opportunity to present a screening of the Academy Award-winning 2008 documentary film . . . , Man on Wire, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the man himself, Philippe Petit.
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Philippe Petit Additional Web Links Philippe Petit: Biography Philippe Petit: Films Philippe Petit: Major High Wire Performances Philippe Petit: Books and Projects Philippe Petit: Lectures and Workshops Man on Wire: Movie Notes Press Release: MAN ON WIRE wins 2008 Academy Award NY Times Review: Action Maverick Master Class Front Page NY Times Article: Action Maverick Master Class “LINE UP, Rigging Knots + Glimpses of a Master Class” Exhibit at Clic Gallery, Dec. 1-Jan. 16, features drawings by Philippe Petit and photographs of him by Victoria Dearing Abrons Arts Center Articles-June 2011- SOLD OUT SHOWS Philippe Petit’s "Why Knot?" To Be Published by ABRAMS in Spring 2013 Fit to be Tied: An Interview with Philippe Petit - PopMatters Philippe Petit to Perform on High Wire with Paul Winter on sax and readings by Melissa Leo, Thursday, August 7, East Hampton, NY
News & Critical Acclaim
...April 4, 2013
Barnes & Noble named Philippe Petit's new book, WHY KNOT?
one of the "Best Books of the Month" of April 2013
Best of the Month Award ...March 26, 2013
...March 13, 2013
...February 7, 2013
Philippe Petit's new book, WHY KNOT? to be published by Abrams Books in the United States and United Kingdom on April 19, 2013