Academy Award Nominee – Best Documentary Feature
You don’t need to be a climbing enthusiast to marvel at Free Solo. With its extraordinary cinematography, nothing can match the wonders of humans and nature, and the sheer movie-going suspense, captured in this acclaimed documentary by filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Meru).
By the age of 30, Alex Honnold was known as one of the most accomplished rock climbers of his generation. He was featured in adventure magazines and authored the memoir Alone on the Wall. But he remained obsessed by a challenge that no climber had ever achieved: to ascend free solo — without safety ropes — up the 3,000-foot cliff of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Free Solo follows Honnold over two years as he tests the limits of his ambition.
(USA / 2018 / Directed by E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin)
PG-13 / 1 hr 40 mins.