Free Solo (100 minutes)
Directed by E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
February 6, 2019
The Carolina Theatre (Durham, NC)
Film starts at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of MERU, comes 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 RSVPs can be made via Eventbrite. RSVPs are recommended but are not required – screenings can reach capacity and RSVPs will prioritize admittance.
Member RSVP – Begins February 3 at 9 am
General Public RSVP – Begins February 5 at 9 am
This event is part of the Full Frame Winter Series and is presented by American Tobacco Campus and Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.