Man on Wire: Screening and Q&A with High Wire Artist Philippe Petit

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Culture Connection is thrilled to present Man on Wire, James Marsh's Oscar-winning 2008 biographical documentary, with a live appearance by Philippe Petit. This film looks at tightrope walker Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's Twin Towers in 1974 - what some consider "the artistic crime of the century." Philippe Petit will be participating in a Q&A with the audience in tandem with a book sale and signing after the screening.

Man on Wire

Some other notable facts about Philippe: he juggles six hoops, is the author of ten books, speaks six languages, has walked on the wire the equivalent of the earth's circumference (24,900 miles), and has been arrested over 500 times for street juggling—twelve people did walk on the moon, but only one walked on a wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center!

Philippe, an artist in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is currently developing his second one-man show, High Definition, in which he will perform on the high wire. His most dear project is Rapa Nui Walk, on an inclined cable set on Easter Island, in homage to the Rapa Nui and their giant stone statues known as Moai.




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