Photo courtesy of Billings Farm &
On Saturday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. the film, Man on Wire, will be
shown in the theater at Billings Farm & Museum.
Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage,
is hosting the award-winning film, Man on Wire, on Saturday, Jan.
12 at 3 p.m. as part of the 3rd Annual Woodstock Vermont Film
Man on Wire: On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French
wire walker and street performer just days shy of his 25th
birthday, spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on
a wire he and friends strung between the rooftops of the Twin
Towers. Contemporary interviews, archival footage, and recreations
tell the story of his previous walks between the towers of Notre
Dame and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and how success profoundly
changed Philippe's life.
The film is rated PG-13. Awards include Academy Award - Best
Documentary; additional 28 wins & 8 nominations.
Fourteen films and documentaries from around the world have been
selected for the big screen in the museum's theater, with high
definition digital projection and Dolby™ surround-sound. All films
are open to the public and accessible to people with disabilities.
Ticket prices for members: Adults 16 & up, $9 per film.
Children 3-15, $5 per film. Non-members: Adults 16 & up, $11
Children 3-15, $6 per film. For a complete list of screenings
and ticket information: www.billingsfarm.org/filmfest or
Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the
Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12.