Man On Wire
Wed 7 January 2009 // 21:00
Thu 8 January 2009 // 21:00
Fri 9 January 2009 // 21:00
(Weds 7th to Fri 9th / 9pm / £4/3)
(James Marsh / UK / 118 minutes / cert 12A / English & French with English subtitles)
Award winning documentary Man On Wire returns to The Cube by popular demand, after sell out screenings in October. Centred on Philippe Petite's 1974 high wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, Man On Wire is both a meticulous retelling of the events that led up to this stunning feat and an exploration of the motivations behind it. Just as Petite's walk was more than just a stunt, Man On Wire is more than just a reconstruction: it goes behind the basic facts and engages with the dreams of freedom - from fear, from gravity, from the laws of man and nature, and ultimately from death itself - that propelled Petite to such astonishing heights.