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.
|6:30pm:||Film, followed by conversation with director Chai Vasarhelyi (via Skype)|
|Run time:||99 min|
|Director:||Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin|
|Producers:||Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes|
One of the most arresting documentaries of the year...