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PARK CITY ’08, 3:01 p.m. | “Man on Wire” Stir Audiences, Buyers

PARK CITY '08, 3:01 p.m. | "Man on Wire" Stir Audiences, Buyers

Doc buzz continues… Buyers were drawn to a Noon time Sundance Film Festival screening of James Marsh‘s accaimed BBC Storyville/Discovery documentaryMan on Wire” at the Holiday Village theater today. Spotted in the audience were execs from Picturehouse, Warner Independent Pictures, and Sony Pictures Classics. The film, being sold at Sundance by Sumbarine, captures the dramatic tightrop walk of Philippe Petit atop a wire stretched 200 feet between the two World Trade Center towers in 1974. Enthusiastically received at Saturday’s screening, Petit smiled and proclaimed to the crowd, “I am an artistic criminal.” Insiders are weighing offers on the film, in the wake of recent fest screenings, projecting a deal to close in the coming days. [Eugene Hernandez]

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