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Fall “Outstanding” Film Series with Bob Kagan – “Man on Wire”
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Final Film of the Fall Series!
Step back in time to 1974 and walk the high wire with Philippe Petit. As a young man in France, Petit learned to walk tightropes. What better way to prove himself than to string a wire between the towers of the World Trade Center in New York? This documentary follows Petit and his team on a clandestine operation as they get their equipment to the top of the tower and span the 150-foot gap between the buildings, allowing Petit to spend 45 minutes 1300 feet above street level. Exhilarating and awe inspiring! Directed by James Marsh. Rated PG-13, 1 hour 34 min. After each film, a discussion will be led by Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. Snacks to share are appreciated! All films are free of charge and all are welcome.