FREE SOLO
2018, National Geographic, 100 min, USA, Dir: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

For Alex Honnold, rock climbing without ropes or safety equipment is not just a hobby, but a lifelong obsession that puts his desire for achievement in a constant struggle with his own mortality. In this thrilling and spectacular documentary, filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (MERU) follow Alex as he embarks on his most unbelievable feat yet: becoming the first person to free solo the 3,000 feet granite wall of El Capitan. Charting his careful preparations leading up to the breathtaking final ascent, FREE SOLO is equal parts a nerve-racking thriller and a thoughtful character study. Winner of the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary.


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