If you live in the Los Angeles area and love free movies…I’ve got a very cool free screening to tell you about. Thanks to the awesome team at IMAX, I’ve got some tickets to giveaway to director Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk screening on Tuesday night, which is before you can see it in theaters! And the best part? The screening will be at IMAX HQ! So if you’re a fan of IMAX and want to watch a movie at their private screening room, you probably want to click this link asap and reserve some tickets. Since the screening room is pretty intimate, I’d imagine this will fill up very fast.
I’ll be at the screening to introduce it but we won’t be doing any sort of Q&A due to the cast and filmmakers traveling the planet right now.
For those not familiar with the film, The Walk stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit and revolves around the planning and execution of his daring, illegal 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The film also stars Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Clément Sibony and César Domboy and opens in limited release on September 30th before expanding in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D formats on October 9th. Additionally, the New York Film Festival has announced that the movie will be their opening night feature, putting it in the history books alongside Gone Girl, Captain Phillips, and Life of Pi.
Here’s the trailer followed by the synopsis. Hope to see some of you Tuesday night!
Here’s the official synopsis for The Walk:
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the 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 true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.