- 99 minutes
Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Starring: Alex Honnold
* Bafta nominated for Best documentary *
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.
"Free Solo is an engaging study of a perfect match between passion and personality"
- THE NYTIMES
"This is daring, dangerous and dizzying stuff, the story of a one man simultaneously in competition and cooperation with nature"