Village Screen touring cinema
Man on Wire

Man on Wire

Age Certificate

Starring Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Directed by James Marsh

On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French wire walker, juggler, and street performer, days shy of his 25th birthday, spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on a wire he and friends strung between the rooftops of the Twin Towers.

With contemporary interviews, archival footage, and recreations to tell the story of his previous walks between towers of Notre Dame and of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, his passions and friendships, and the details of the night before the walk: getting cable into the towers, hiding from guards, and mounting the wire. Ending with observations of the profound changes the walk's success brought to Philippe and those closest to him

Released: 2008

Northrepps Village Hall
School Lane,
NR27 0LB

Promoting Group:

Northrepps Film Society



Start Time

19:30 (Doors open 19:00)


Ticket Booking

At the door

Ticket Prices

All Tickets - £5.00