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Free Solo is People’s Choice Doc at Toronto Film Festival

The film Free Solo that features Alex Honnold making the first free-solo of El Capitan has won People’s Choice Documentary Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Honnold said on Instagram, “Pretty excited to hear that Free Solo has won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival…”

This year marked the 41st year that Toronto audiences were able to cast a ballot for their favorite festival film for the People’s Choice Award.

Free Solo opens in theaters Sept. 28. Watch the trailer below.

Pretty excited to hear that Free Solo has won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. But I’m even more excited that now that the film is being released I can finally see all the pictures that @jimmy_chin has shot with me over the last few years of film making. I never got to see any of the material while we were shooting – seeing it now is a nice way to revisit two years of great climbing. This is a shot of Freestone, a route that, as the old guide book said, is probably harder than Astroman (despite being shorter). And being up there with Yosemite Falls raging behind definitely adds to the ambiance. Gotta love Yosemite! @natgeo @mochinyc And for anyone curious: Free Solo opens in theaters September 28th. Get psyched!

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