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Synopsis

„Free Solo” follows the first-ever free solo climb of El Capitan’s most significant and challenging route, ascending the sheer 914-metre vertical rock face in Yosemite National Park. Professional rock climber Alex Honnold completed the audacious mission in 3 hours and 56 minutes on June 3, 2017, while documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and National Geographic photographer, critically acclaimed filmmaker and world-class climber in his own right Jimmy Chin (the award-winning directing duo behind 2015 Sundance winner „Meru”) filmed the dramatic journey alongside him.

Director
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Filmography
  • Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi: A Normal Life (doc, 2003)
  • Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (doc, 2008)
  • Touba (doc, 2013)
  • Meru (doc, PÖFF 2015,co-dir)
  • Incorruptible (doc, 2015)
  • Free Solo (doc, 2018,co-dirJimmy Chin: Meru (doc, PÖFF 2015, co-dir)
  • Free Solo (doc, 2018, co-dir)
Tue, 20.11.2018
6:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
050206
Screening code: 050206
Wed, 21.11.2018
5:15 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
061706
Screening code: 061706
Film info
Country: United States
Year: 2018
Duration: 97 minutes
Language: English
Directors: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Producers: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Evan Hayes, Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill
DOPs: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer
Montage: Bob Eisenhardt
Composer: Marco Beltrami
Cast: Alex Honnold
Productions: Little Monster Films, Itinerant Media, Parkes+MacDonald/Image, National Geographic Documentary Films
Festivals: Toronto (People’s Choice Award for Documentary), Telluride
Synopsis

„Free Solo” follows the first-ever free solo climb of El Capitan’s most significant and challenging route, ascending the sheer 914-metre vertical rock face in Yosemite National Park. Professional rock climber Alex Honnold completed the audacious mission in 3 hours and 56 minutes on June 3, 2017, while documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and National Geographic photographer, critically acclaimed filmmaker and world-class climber in his own right Jimmy Chin (the award-winning directing duo behind 2015 Sundance winner „Meru”) filmed the dramatic journey alongside him.

Director
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Filmography
  • Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi: A Normal Life (doc, 2003)
  • Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (doc, 2008)
  • Touba (doc, 2013)
  • Meru (doc, PÖFF 2015,co-dir)
  • Incorruptible (doc, 2015)
  • Free Solo (doc, 2018,co-dirJimmy Chin: Meru (doc, PÖFF 2015, co-dir)
  • Free Solo (doc, 2018, co-dir)