Free Solo

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Alex Honnold is one of the most accomplished rock climbers ever. This riveting film follows him as he seeks to be the first climber to ascend free solo–without safety ropes–the 3,000-foot cliff of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite Park. He also has to navigate the concerns of loved ones over this life-risking pursuit. Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Documentary Award, this film delivers suspense like no other. Courtesy of National Geographic Documentary Films.

Official selection: DOC NYC; Toronto Int’l Film Festival

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 100 minutes
  • Distributor National Geographic
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  • Director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
  • Editor Bob Eisenhardt
  • Cinematographer Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer

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