Walk, The Directed
Robert Zemeckis USA / 2015 / 100 minutes Rated PG
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Philippe Petit
Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension, and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the master director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express, and Flight, again uses cutting-edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques The Walk is genuine big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds.
It is also one of the more rare live-action films that is a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80 - and a true story to boot. It is unlike anything audiences have seen before, a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.
BIO: Robert Zemeckis was born in 1952, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Art, where his film A Field of Honorwon a Student Academy Award. His breakthrough film was the popular Michael Douglas adventure comedy Romancing the Stone. He followed with the hugely successful Back to the Future trilogy starring Michael J. Fox, and in 1994, won an Academy Award for Best Director for Forrest Gump. He also helmed the HBO seriesTales from the Crypt from 1989-1996, and re-teamed with Tom Hanks for Cast Awayin 2000. Additional films include Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the CGI-animated The Polar Express.
Cast/Featuring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale
Executive Producer(s): Cherylanne Martin, Jacqueline Levine, Ben Waisbren
Producer(s): Steve Starkey,
Director(s): Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriter(s): Robert Zemeckis & Christopher Browne
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