Did you know that “Once,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Man on a Wire” got their start at Sundance?
Man on Wire
In 2012, actor-writer-director-all-around-indie-MVP Mark Duplass completed yet another project: recommending a streaming movie on Netflix every day for one year. Here are Duplass’ top 10 selections from his hundreds of suggestions that year, nabbed from his Twitter handle @MarkDuplass, including “The Big Lebowski” and “This is Spinal Tap.”
This week on Sundance Channel, we’ve got samplings of culture from Germany, Belgium, and New York City. With the exception of THE WAVE, most of these indulge a lighter side: just what we need in the dark days ahead. We’ve got something for every one, from MAN ON WIRE to a period romance with bisexual undertones.
One of my favorite documentaries from 2008 is Oscar-winning MAN ON WIRE which recounted Philippe Petit’s daring tightrope walk one morning in 1974 across the World Trade Center’s twin towers to the astonishment of the world. Last week at Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM) in Brooklyn Mr. Petit, who still practices walking on a…