Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New Thing #207--A Preview

Today I went to an advance screening of a movie.

The movie, which was shown at the Plaza Frontenac Theater, was called Man on Wire. I got passes by submitting an e-mail to the theater. A while later I received a message that I was invited to tonight's screening.

I've seen many of my favorite movies at Landmark Theatres (Plaza Frontenac and Tivoli) . I was completely unfamiliar with this movie, but based on past films I've seen at Landmark, I was pretty sure I'd like this one too. The Website Rotten Tomatoes gave me a synopsis of the movie:
August 7, 1974--A young Frenchman named Philippe Petit steps out on a wire suspended 1,350 feet above ground between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. He dances on the wire with no safety net for almost an hour, crossing it eight times before he is arrested for what becomes known as “the artistic crime of the century."
We were told to arrive early because seating was on a first-come basis, so we got there about 6:00 for a 7:00 show. However, there were quite a few empty seats in the theater, so it wouldn't have been a problem.

The movie was very good. I'd recommend it. Even though you know what's going to happen in the end (because it's based on fact), there was a great deal of suspense surrounding Philippe's exploits.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my site! I am glad to help with the ideas, actually a few ideas I have had have been from other sites! I think the new things challenge adds some spark and positivity to the day~

  2. I've seen the previews for this movie, and as a documentary, it looks to be very good. The scenes with the twin towers are powerful reminders of what was.