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Petit plans a return to the heights of New York

Following the Oscar win for the documentary Man on Wire, Phillipe Petit says that he plans his next tightrope walk this fall in an as-yet-undisclosed location in Manhattan. The secrecy surrounding Petit's preparations could result in the same surprise and astonishment from the public during his tightrope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, as documented in the film.
April 15, 2009

Following the Oscar win for the documentary Man on Wire, Phillipe Petit says he’s planning his next tightrope walk this fall in an as-yet-undisclosed location in Manhattan. The secrecy surrounding Petit’s preparations could result in the same surprise and astonishment from the public that met his tightrope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, as documented in the film.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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