U.S., 2018, 96 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, Rated PG-13, National Geographic
“Beautifully calculated to literally take your breath away, and it does.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Free Solo is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock, the 3,200-foot 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 an edge-of-your-seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence.
Free Solo is nominated for 1 Academy Award: Best Documentary.
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