Free Solo

September 17, 2019 Members’ Choice 8:30pm

Outstanding Oscar-winning documentary of climber Alex Honnold’s solo, ropeless ascent of sheer 3000 feet El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. We watch the meticulous preparations and planning, the false starts and setbacks in a study of courage, skill and the single-mindedness of striving to achieve what no one else has. This crowd-pleasing doc with stunning visuals and edge-of-your-seat tension truly needs to be seen on the big screen to appreciate the risk and beauty, both actual and existential, of the undertaking.

‘The magnificent final fifteen minutes of the movie [is] scary and exhilarating stuff.’ Glenn Kenny,

“Anyone can be happy and cosy. Nothing good happens in the world by being happy and cosy. ” “There is something epic and disturb ing about Honnold’s
singularity … Honnold does things that no human has ever done, but not even he seems to know why.” Paul Byrnes, The Sydney Morning Herald

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Film Information
Release year: 2018
Running time:   100 mins
Directed by: Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Vasarhelyi
Language: English
Country: USA
Classification: 12A
Genre: Documentary
Starring: Alex Honnold,
 Tommy Caldwell

Oscar for Best Documentary
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Rotten Tomatoes
WFC Audience Score:  93%

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