Man on Wire
Director: James Marsh. Documentary about tightrope walker Philippe Petit and his guerrilla-style stunts at Notre Dame, on the Sydney Expressway, and between the World Trade Center towers. Interview subjects include Philippe Petit, Annie Allix, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Jean-François Heckel, Jim Moore, Barry Greenhouse, David Foreman, and Alan Welner.

Photo © 2008 Discovery Films/BBC/Magnolia Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. B+


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize (World Documentary); Audience Award (World Documentary)
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Documentary Feature
Los Angeles Film Critics Circle: Best Documentary Feature
National Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary Feature
National Board of Review: Best Documentary Feature
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best British Film

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