“Man On Wire” to Screen at St. John the Divine

Artist-in-Residence Petit to field Q&A

This year's Academy Award winning documentary, "Man on Wire" will get a special screening next month at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where the film's star is the artist in residence.

Philippe Petit, who on August 7, 1974 walked a tightrope stretched between the tops of the World Trade Center's North and South Towers, will also be on hand for the April 15 screening for a Q&A session.

During the December celebration for the re-opening of the cathedral, Petit put on a half-hour performance, which included a tight-wire performance on a rope held by members of the audience (which happened to include actor David Duchovny).

Tickets for the benefit screening are priced at $20. You can purchase online or call (866) 811-4111.

The cathedral, located at 1047 Amsterdam Ave., is the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the seat of its Bishop.


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