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Man on Wire (2008), directed by James Marsh and starring Philippe Petit (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for Man on Wire, directed by James Marsh and starring Philippe Petit; No. 49 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: Man on Wire (2008)

Brit documentarian James Marsh enshrines the rogue-immigrant romance of New York in French equilibrist Philippe Petit, who sneaked to the top of the newly built World Trade Center in 1974 and enjoyed a death-defying tightrope walk between the Twin Towers’ lofty heights. Not even terrorists can erase this city’s most lyrical expression of skylarking.—Stephen Garrett

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