It has been called “the artistic crime of the century.” On August 7th 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit performed on a wire suspended between the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The clandestine performance was a complicated plot – dubbed a ‘coup’ by the conspirators involved – that took months of planning and forever changed those involved. After picking up prominent awards at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and Full Frame Documentary Festival, the next stop for Man on Wire and director James Marsh was the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Here, Zoom In Online’s Jim Rohner sat down to speak with Marsh about revisiting Petit’s iconic achievement.
Producer/Editor/Host: Jim Rohner