A heart-stopping account of an ostensibly impossible endeavor.

— Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Free Solo

Film • Oct 12–Oct 18

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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. 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.

 

 

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2018. USA. 100 minutes. Rated PG-13 for brief, strong language.
PG-13