michael phillips

michael phillips

Man On Wire: Philippe Petit

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Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit was an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft—not only on the high wire, but also as a street juggler, lecturer, timber framer, and writer. Even 40 years after his breathtaking, career-defining work, Petit is no less a rebel. He shares his outlaw perspective (and encourages ours) in his 10th book, "Creativity: The Perfect Crime," a new manifesto for the imagination from the master of the impossible. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune's film critic, joins Petit for a conversation. This program was recorded on November 8, 2014 as part of the 25th Anniversary Chicago Humanities Festival, Journeys: http://chf.to/2014Journeys See upcoming CHF events: http://chicagohumanities.org Help us subtitle and translate our videos: http://www.amara.org/en/profiles/videos/ChicagoHumanitiesFestival Follow CHF on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Chi_Humanities Like CHF on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chicagohumanities Subscribe to the CHF podcast on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-humanities-festival/id303222991 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/F9PF/