Robert Zemeckis has made a fantastic career of breaking the barriers of possibility. This stunning recreation of Philippe Petit’s daring 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers employs — with fabulous subtly — every tool in his considerable vault, seamlessly bringing pre-9/11 New York City to eye-popping life combining complex green screen and composite shots with photorealistic Computer Generated Imagery.

Film Club: Innovations and Innovators

Few art forms have been in so constant a state of reinvention as that of motion pictures. From their introduction as novelty arcade attractions in the 1890s to their recent transition to purely digital image sensors and theatrical projection systems, the movie industry has consistently acted as a staging area for new ideas and cutting-edge technologies that have transformed filmmaker’s capacity to reach, and exceed the limits of imagination. Over the next coming months, The Music Hall Film Club will celebrate some of the technological milestones that made movies what they are today.

Hosted by Trevor Bartlett

Running Time: 2h 3m • PG • USA

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