From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope.
Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.
Academy Award Winner 2019 for Best Documentary Feature
Documentary, US, 96 minutes, English trailer
Producer/Directors: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Cinematographer: Jimmy Chin
What if He Falls? The Terrifying Reality Behind Filming “Free Solo” The New York Times
If you missed this great documentary… not to worry. It has been held over and will be shown at the Towne Cinema in Vernon starting Friday February 15.