As I watched the reenactment of Petit's walk between the towers, I marveled at his heroism. Who needs Marvel comic heroes when our children can see the wonder of human spirit in all its glorious action?
Perseverance causes a dream to come true for Phillippe Petit in The Walk. The world celebrated "wire walker," Philippe Petit traversed the immense void between the Word Trade Center towers in 1974.
The New York Film Festival is underway and two of the biggest commercial titles of the fall are in its lineup. (They also happen to be opening this week). Neither of these lives up to the hype, though I recognize that will be a distinctly minority opinion.
For the New York Film Festival in its 53rd year, the choice of this love letter to the city could not be more perfect.
"Miles Ahead," "The Walk" and "Bridge of Spies" are premiering.
I am just back from a weekend as a judge at Rick Delaup's 7th annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival in the Big Easy.
It all stems from a fascination with our relationship to movement. When Siobhan 'Sue' Davies CBE took her first steps on the dance stage at 17, no one assumed that the art student had never danced before. But the lack of a classical education was more freeing than restrictive, allowing her to perform and choreograph however she saw fit.