Free Solo, Dirs. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, USA 2018, 100 min, English
An unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold by award-winning husband-and-wife team Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the directors behind the 2015 mountaineering movie, Meru.
Free Solo follows Honnold as he prepares to scale the three-thousand-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park with nothing other than his bare hands. Described by The New York Times as ‘one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever’, the climb is a testament to the extremity of Honnold’s single-minded ambition.