Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award for Best Documentary, the Critics' Choice Documentary Award and shortlisted for this year's Best Documentary Feature Oscar®, FREE SOLO is among the most lauded nonfiction films of 2018. Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (MERU) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, FREE SOLO is 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 3,000-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. 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 a human's physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit. (Note adapted from National Geographic Documentary Films.) DIR/SCR/PROD Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin; PROD Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes. U.S., 2018, color, 100 min. RATED PG-13
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