The Twin Towers. Tall. Majestic. Deeply missed. But in 1974, just a year after the World Trade Center opened, Philippe Petit wire-walked between the towers. His feat was covered in the documentary Man on Wire, and now in the biodrama The Walk.
Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the master director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX® 3D wizardry, The Walk is genuine big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds.
It is also one of the more rare live-action films that is a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80 – and a true story to boot. It is unlike anything audiences have seen before, a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.
Passes? Right up here…er, down here.What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of The Walk!
Where: AMC Columbia
When: Tuesday, September 29th, 2015.
Why: it’s easier than walking a tightrope. MUCH easier.
How: Clicky! http://www.sonyscreenings.com/AtomWalkGr
REMEMBER: seating for screenings are first-come, first served and are not guaranteed. So get there early to get yourself a seat.
Good luck, everyone!