Free Solo (12A)
Monday 13th January 2020
Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Our January Screen 2 film will be Free Solo...
Documentary about Alex Honnold's attempts to become the first person to ever climb 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without ropes.
This National Geographic documentary gives 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 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. Free Solo is both an edge-of-your-seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.
“I spent most of this film with my jaw on the floor.” Guardian
“Free Solo...is a jaw-dropper, both in what is documented and its visual impact.” Globe and Mail
Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for under 18s, and are available online now or in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.
Date: 13 January 2020
Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Cast: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin
Length: 100 minutes