MAN ON WIRE screening July 14

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will present Man on Wire July 14 in the outdoor plaza of Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks. Wire, the second in ACCV’s Beyond Boundaries Film Studio series and open to the public, starts at 7:30 pm with a reception featuring artisanal wines, plus chocolate tasting hosted by TIFA of Agoura. At 8:30 pm the film begins, using JBS ProSound-provided equipment for the “highest quality in movie-going experience,” says co-producer Aria Edry, Oak Park. An Academy Award winner, Wire documents what is called “the artistic crime of the 20th century,” when in 1974 a young Frenchman took his first step on August 7th at 7:15 am, on a wire illegally rigged between New York’s Twin Towers. Coincidentally, in planning for months, ACCV’s Man on Wire showing airs just after Nik Wallenda’s high-wire walk over Niagara Falls, broadcast globally. Among the film’s 27 awards and 8 nominations worldwide, Man on Wire won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, a BAFTA for Outstanding British Film, and Sundance Audience and Jury Awards. This film is rated PG-13. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Please note this event will be held outside. Tickets are $15. Purchase here. ACCV’s Beyond Boundaries series is an on-going program to bring current trends in contemporary visual art, dance and performance on camera to the Conejo Valley. For more information, contact co-producer Aria Edry at (818) 331-9924.