2018 / Cert. 12A / 100 mins / Documentary
Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Cast includes: Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold
“This is daring, dangerous and dizzying stuff, the story of a one man simultaneously in competition and cooperation with nature.” Empire
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.