From the makers of the mountain film classic Meru, documentarian Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and photographer-mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock, the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park…without a rope. His project sets the ultimate standard: perfection or death. The filmmakers explore Honnold’s training, as well as the armor of invincibility that he’s developed over the years and that threatens to break apart when he falls in love. It’s both an inspiring portrait of an athlete and an edge-of-your-seat thriller. Camera: Jimmy Chin. Producers/Directors: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin. (US 2018) 100 min.
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