Man on Wire

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Saturday, Sept. 11

Opus 40 (Saugerties)

Doors open at 6;00, live music at 6:30, film at 7:22 PM

Live Music with M’Bollo

On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York’s twin towers, then the world’s tallest buildings. This was no impulsive joyride. Petit, a performance artist whose goal is inspiring joy and wonder, spent more than six years planning the stunt with a dedicated group of collaborators. James Marsh recreates the thrilling, unforgettable story in the form of a heist film. (U.S./U.K., 2008, 94m)

“Puts Petit’s performance into another, more ineffable realm: What began as a caper turned into poetry, and poetry became a prayer.” –Washington Post