Free Solo Wins Climbing Awards at Banff Fest 2018
Free Solo won the climbing category award at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival 2018.
From award-winning Documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (MERU) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s Free Solo.
It’s 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 900-metre El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope.
I wanted to post something scary for Halloween – this was the best I could find on my phone. The opening move of the Boulder Problem on Freerider – courtesy of the remote cameras for @freesolofilm. Free Solo is still showing in hundreds of theaters across the country. It should open in Europe sometime in the next month or so. UK in December I think. It’s been a pretty wild ride so far. I hope everyone’s enjoying a lovely Halloween!
“The film we kept returning to was not marked by any single strength, but rather by its stunning completeness,” said jury member Bruce Kirkby.
“Visually staggering, emotionally overwhelming, epic in scale and ambition, the effect was so strong that I found myself lingering in silence till the end of the credits, unable to move.”