Monday, May 4, 2009

A balancing act

Oscar-balancing town of Olive resident Philippe Petit attended the screening of "Man on Wire" at the Tinker Street Cinema in Woodstock for a question-and-answer session. The screening was a fundraiser for the Woodstock Film Festival.

In this Naomi Graphics photo, Petit is holding a gold colored bowling pin, which was retrofitted to weigh the same as an Academy Award statuette, according to festival organizers, who added that the pin was made to practice balancing the trophy on his chin in the event that "Man on Wire" won an Academy Award, which it did.

Organizers said that during the Woodstock talk, Petit said that he practiced with a real Oscar at Woody Allen's apartment in Manhattan.

The 10th festival takes place Sept. 20 to Oct. 4.