The much-anticipated documentary of Alex Honnold’s renowned free-solo climb of El Capitan makes its world premiere this weekend in Telluride.
“Free Solo” follows the best free-solo climber in the world on an intimate journey to fulfill a lifelong dream, an unroped climb of El Capitan. Many saw its fruition as among the greatest feats in the history of sports in general.
Now a lucky few will preview it on the big screen this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival.
Stoked to announce the world premiere of #FreeSolo will be showing at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend. It’s been quite the journey. Excited to finally start putting the film out into the world and share the intimate look behind Alex’s mind bending achievement. Thanks @alexhonnold and @sannimccandless for letting us into your lives. Thanks to @mochinyc for the vision. And a big shout out to our badass crew and the team at @NatGeo for the unwavering support throughout. See the trailer at www.freesolofilm.com and news of the announcement at link in bio. Stay tuned for more info on screenings at #TIFF18 in a couple weeks and the theatrical release in late Sept…
“Free Solo” was produced by Honnold’s climbing friend photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, alongside award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi. The movie promises an inside look at how Honnold prepared to climb ropeless on the most famous face in the world — the 3,200-foot El Capitan.
Chin said in a Twitter post that it’s been “quite a journey” and he’s excited to start sharing it.
Where to See ‘Free Solo’
The Telluride Film Festival is a four-day cinematic experience in the small mountain town of Telluride, Colo. Now in its 45th year, the festival brings thousands of people to Telluride to preview some amazing films. Such cinematic achievements as Juno, Brokeback Mountain, The Crying Game, and Blue Velvet first screened at the festival.
But in case you haven’t scored tickets to the iconic film fest or can’t make it to Telluride, Colo., this weekend to get in on the action, here’s a sneak peek.
“Free Solo” also hits the Toronto International Film Festival starting September 6. For information on a screening coming to a venue near you this fall, follow #FreeSolo on social media. More Free Solo screenings are expected to be announced soon.