Donuts & Documentaries | Thought-Provoking Entertainment: Free Solo

04/14/19 1:00 pm until 04/14/19 2:45 pm
Categories: Library

Live Beyond Fear

Free Solo is the 2019 Academy Award winner Best Documentary Feature film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & world-renowned photographer & mountaineer Jimmy Chin.

The documentary is a stunning, intimate & unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing the face of the world's most famous rock, the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, with no ropes or safety gear.

Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb is an edge-of-your-seat thriller, & an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeds our current understanding of human physical & mental potential. Free Solo captures the triumph of the human spirit with exquisite artistry, deeply human moments & masterful camerawork.

'A miraculous opportunity for the rest of us to experience what you might call the human sublime.' The New York Times

Alex Honnold is the founder of the Honnold Foundation, an environmental nonprofit. He maintains his simple 'dirtbag-climber' existence, living out of his van & traveling the world in search of the next great vertical adventure.

Free Solo is rated PG-13.

Visit nationalgeographic.com for more information.

Documentary films provide a deeper study of timely, often unnoticed social issues. Their compelling storytelling engages the heart & mind allowing us to walk in another's shoes, oftentimes providing those rebuffed a voice, ultimately building a sense of shared humanity.


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