Center for Communication, The School of Visual Arts and The Mayor’s Office for Film, Theatre and Broadcasting present a screening of this year's Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, MAN ON WIRE, followed by a Q&A with Philippe Petit.
This event is FREE and takes place at Chelsea’s new Visual Arts Theatre.
Be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your place!
WHEN: Thursday, April 16th
6:30 pm screening, followed by a Q&A with Philippe Petit
WHERE: Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street (bet. 8th and 9th Aves)
RSVP: www.cencom.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org OR
call the Center at 212-686-5005
Man on Wire, with Philippe Petit
Meet French highwire artist, Philippe Petit, who accomplished the impossible in 1974 when he navigated a single wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Through interviews, re-creations, archival footage, and haunting images of the now-gone towers, this stunning documentary (Dir. James Marsh) offers a provocative look at a man driven to achieve the impossible. In addition to an Oscar, MAN ON WIRE won Producers' Guild, Sundance and BAFTA awards.
Moderator: Reeves Lehmann, Chairman, Film, Video and Animation Department, SVA