Screening at the Museum of Islamic Art auditorium
Thursday, October 24 at 7pm
Friday, October 25 at 4pm & 7pm
On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers-- 400 meters above the ground. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit’s personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century.
The critically acclaimed documentary swept over 25 international awards including Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Best Documentary at the 2009 Academy Awards and the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film.
This film concludes the year-long DFI UK Cinema Showcase, a celebration of Qatar UK 2013.
Tickets can be purchased any time via the Doha Film Institute website
and mobile application, or at the DFI Ticket Outlet inside the Museum of Islamic Art during the following dates and times:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday and Saturday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Closed: Tuesday October 22
Ticket price is 35QR, or 25QR if a valid student ID is presented when purchasing in person.
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