Man on Wire (2008)

This documentary won an Academy Award earlier this year for it's excellent portrayal of a stunt artist and his greatest illegal act.

Phillippe Petit is a French tight rope walker who passionately tells the tale of his 1974 forty-five minute dance on a high wire between the World Trade Centre towers in New York city. Helping him tell the tale are the men and woman who help him set up the stunt.

The true story is often as tense as the wire Petit walks upon and it is told using a combination of old footage, current day interviews and animation/recreation of the events. It is a neat story of an event that didn't really change the world, but speaks of passion, art, and people's recognition of both of these.

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