Twin Towers wire walk

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. 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.

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' A remarkable and affirmative work … leaves one looking up at the screen in awe.'

The Sunday Telegraph

' The sheer insanity of the idea is what makes this terrific film so gripping … Truly extraordinary'

The Times

' Extraordinary … the film scales giddy emotional heights'

Empire ****

' Genius … a gracefully spun story of towering human endeavour… Watch on the tallest screen you can find.'

Total Film ****


From director James Marsh and producer Simon Chinn. Starring, as themselves:

  • Philippe Petit

    Philippe Petit

  • Jean-Francois Heckel

    Jean-Francois Heckel

  • Annie Allix

    Annie Allix

  • David Foreman

    David Foreman

  • Jean-Louis Blondeau

    Jean-Louis Blondeau

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The film will be screening from May 1st to April 12th 2013. The cinema will be closed during bank holidays.

Day Times
Mon 12:30 / 18:00
Tue 12:30 / 18:00
Thu 12:30 / 18:00
Fri 12:30 / 18:00 / 21:30
Sat 12:30 / 18:00 / 21:30
Sun 13:30
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Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh
38 Home Street
0871 902 5723