2018 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin (11/9 ONLY)

Alex Honnold is one of the most accomplished rock climbers ever. This riveting film follows him as he seeks to be the first climber to ascend free solo–without safety ropes–the 3,000-foot cliff of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite Park. He also has to navigate the concerns of loved ones over this life-risking pursuit. Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Documentary Award, this film delivers suspense like no other. Courtesy of National Geographic Documentary Films.


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Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Executive Producer: Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Tim Pastore, Matt Renner
Producer: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes, Shannon DIll
Cinematographer: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer
Editor: Bob Eisenhardt, Ace
Music: Marco Beltrami
Running Time: 100
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2018