About the Film
On August 7, 1974, a 24-year-old French high-wire artist named Philippe Petit committed one of the most astonishing performance stunts of the 20th century. He strung a thin cable in between the two towers of the World Trade Center and not only walked across, but did a nerve-wracking series of acrobatic movements 1,350 feet above the streets of New York.
James Marsh’s thoroughly engrossing documentary revisits the event and its planning in great detail illuminating what has been called the artistic crime of the century.
All together enthralling. – The New York Times