“Man on Wire” will be the
featured movie in a “Beyond the Screen” class on April 5 at Central Community
2008 British documentary chronicles Philippe Petit's 1974 high-wire walk
between the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City. The illegal walk
followed eight months of planning with co-conspirators on how to bypass the WTC’s
security; smuggle heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; pass
the wire between the two rooftops; and anchor the wire and adjust its tension
to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings. The rigging was done
by night in complete secrecy. After stepping onto the wire at 7:15 a.m., Petit
managed to perform for nearly an hour before he was arrested.
“Beyond the Screen” series is offered free of charge and is open to people who
enjoy watching and discussing movies. The movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a
discussion moderated by CCC English instructor Jim Kosmicki to follow.
are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the CCC Extended
Learning Services Office at (308) 398-7445; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext.
7445; or by email at email@example.com.