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Billings Farm & Museum shows the film, Man on Wire

Photo courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum
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 Series.   

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 per film.

Children 3-15, $6 per film. For a complete list of screenings and ticket information: www.billingsfarm.org/filmfest or 802-457-2355.
Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12.