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FREE SOLO

Dir: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
United States / 2018 / 100mins

What would make a man gamble his life on a 3000 ft rock face? Both intimate and riveting, Free Solo follows climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to undertake his lifelong dream: to scale El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Tracking his physical and mental preparation in the build-up to the climb, directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Meru) explore the various pressures on Honnold, which take an unexpected turn when a new relationship gets serious. 

Shot with breath-taking close-up camerawork by the team of mountain-climbing cinematographers, Free Solo is an exhilarating ride and an intimate portrait of an athlete pushing himself to perform a feat which must either be perfect or fatal. 

The screening on Tue 11 Dec was followed by a satellite Q&A with the co-directors and Alex Honnold.

 

Book Tickets

Date: Tue 11 Dec 2018 - Tue 22 Jan 2019
Price: REGULAR PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Thursday 17th January
14:00
Friday 18th January
16:10
Sunday 20th January
13:50
Monday 21st January
20:40
Tuesday 22nd January
14:20

Free Solo opens on Fri 14 Dec - please check back for more times and tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.

2019 BAFTA Nominated - Best Documentary
2019 Academy Awards Shortlist - Best Documentary Feature