Screening – THE WALK in IMAX 3D w/ Robert Zemeckis Q&A (New York)
VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Pre-Release IMAX® 3D Screening of TriStar Pictures’ in Association with LStar Capital’s THE WALK, Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
Panelists will include Director Robert Zemeckis, Producers Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke, Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Baillie, Visual Effects and Stereo Producer Camille Cellucci, and Music by Alan Silvestri. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)
Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Christopher Browne
Based on the book “To Reach the Clouds” By Philippe Petit
Produced by Steve Starkey, p.g.a., Robert Zemeckis, p.g.a., Jack Rapke, p.g.a.
Executive Producers Cherylanne Martin, Jacqueline Levine, Ben Waisbren
Director of Photography Dariusz Wolski, ASC
Production Designer Naomi Shohan
Edited by Jeremiah O’Driscoll
Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Baillie
Music by Alan Silvestri
Sound Designer/Re-recording Mixer Randy Thom
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale
Synopsis: THE WALK – Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the master director of such marvels as FORREST GUMP, CAST AWAY, BACK TO THE FUTURE, POLAR EXPRESS and FLIGHT, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX® 3D wizardry, The Walk is genuine big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds.
It is also one of the rare live-action films that is a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80 – and a triumphant true story to boot. It is unlike anything audiences have seen before, a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the towers of the World Trade Center.