Documentary Film at the Shatford Centre

Man on Wire (April 27) + Kings of Pastry (May 25)

The Shatford Centre Presents ‘Man on Wire’ on April 27th!

Former CBC journalist, morning radio show host and TV news anchor, Bob Nicholson will host this informative series. Special thanks to Bruce Stephenson of The Book Shop for his expertise in this field.

The films will be shown at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton.  Doors open at 1:30 PM, film will start at 2 PM. A donation of $5 is suggested.

April 27 – “Man on Wire

On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French wire walker, juggler, and street performer days shy of his 25th birthday, spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on a wire he and friends strung between the rooftops of the Twin Towers. Uses contemporary interviews, archival footage, and recreations to tell the story of his previous walks between towers of Notre Dame and of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, his passions and friendships, and the details of the night before the walk: getting cable into the towers, hiding from guards, and mounting the wire. It ends with observations of the profound changes the walk’s success brought to Philippe and those closest to him.

Watch the trailer here.

May 25 – “Kings of Pastry

The collar awarded to the winners of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France) is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef – it is a dream and an obsession. The 3-day competition includes everything from delicate chocolates to precarious six foot sugar sculptures and requires that the chefs have extraordinary skill, nerves of steel and luck. The film follows Jacquy Pfeiffer, founder of The French Pastry School in Chicago, as he returns to France to compete against 15 of France’s leading pastry chefs. The filmmakers were given first time/exclusive access to this high-stakes drama of passion, sacrifice, disappointment and joy in the quest to have President Sarkozy declare them one of the best in France.

Watch the trailer here.

You will be amazed with the complex and challenging feats that the two chefs perform!

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