Films By James Marsh

“‘I have the mind of a criminal.' That was the first thing Philippe Petit told me when I met him. He then went on to show me how he could kill a man with a copy of People magazine.” - Filmmaker James MarshOn 7 August 1974, a young Frenchman called Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire suspended between New York's Twin Towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After an hour dancing on the wire, wi... Read more
"Reminds us that while our close genetic relatives are as intelligent as they come, we can be the biggest chumps." - Guardian ... The follow-up to James Marsh's Oscar winning Man on Wire (MIFF 2008), Project Nim takes us into a 1970s social experiment to bridge the gulf between human and animal: teaching a chimp to communicate with sign language by raising it with a human family. ... Reared from i... Read more
“They attempt to map the circulatory system of evil, how a place can become poisoned in its bloodstream.” - Independent ... The Red Riding trilogy takes on a harder edge in this second instalment directed by filmmaker James Marsh (Man on Wire, MIFF 08). In Red Riding: 1980 we return to Yorkshire six years after the first film to join the crooked and lacklustre police force as it tries to hunt down... Read more
“An opaque, slow-burning but brilliant thriller about the compulsions of terrorism.” - The Guardian ... Oscar-winning filmmaker James Marsh (Man on Wire, MIFF 08; Project Nim, MIFF 11) returns with a fictional feature in this nail-biting thriller. ... Starring Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough and The X-Files' Gillian Anderson, Shadow Dancer sees a single mother, Collette, living in Belfast with her ... Read more
In the last decade of the 1800s the town of Black Falls, Wisconsin, suffered some very, very bad times. As if a curse had been invoked against the inhabitants of this idyllic rural community, murder, arson, insanity, disease, suicide and gruesome tragedies began to proliferate. One man, the local newspaper editor, chose to chronicle the bizarre events that shook the town. Even as a resident he was... Read more
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