A film about Philippe Petit's high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center has had its world premiere in New York, SIA reports citing the BBC.
Robert Zemeckis's film The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit, was the opening night film of the New York Film Festival on Saturday.
The film charts Petit's efforts to tightrope between the towers in 1974.
Mixed reviews have seen critics call the film both a "glimmering dream" and "wholly false".
Petit's tale was first committed to film in James Marsh's award-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire.
Zemeckis's film uses 3D and visual effects to capture the daredevil crossing between the North and South towers - and opens next month with a nine-day run in Imax theatres.