Reasons for setting up/joining a cinema collective:
- Share the films that you love
- Meet new people
- Experience the pleasure of being a host
The film I showed was Man On Wire, an Oscar and Bafta-winning documentary about French trapeze artist Philippe Petit who walked between the twin towers in New York in 1974.
The film explains how he planned and executed this amazing feat without the permission of the building’s owners.
Through a mixture of archive footage and dramatised scenes, we get to know the team that helped him, including his long-suffering girlfriend. Petit comes across as a charismatic dreamer who sees wire-walking as a kind of poetry.
It’s a moving story, a must-see for anyone with even a trace of anti-establishment feeling in their soul.
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