Free Solo: Rock Climbing Documentary

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Free Solo: Rock Climbing Documentary

Post by Bram » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:05 am



Alex Honnold is the best known, still living, free soloist - aka rock climber sans ropes.

It seems very rare that a non-mainstream athlete gets a mainstream movie. But Alex is a very rare person. He's at turns funny, warm and accessible...and then cold like he has a personality disorder - he admits as much himself.

The cinematography is breath-taking, Alex's abilities are surreal and the film does a nice job of exploring all the little tidbits about him I've heard over the years - an oddly functioning amygdala for one.

And lastly, they do a nice job showing just how hard it is to do what he does.

9/10
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Re: Free Solo: Rock Climbing Documentary

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:07 pm

heard this was spectacular

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Re: Free Solo: Rock Climbing Documentary

Post by Boris » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:14 pm

Reel Rock 7 has a pretty lengthy piece about him in it. Very good. Worth watching. Probably on Netflix, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyUoVVDEa-E

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Re: Free Solo: Rock Climbing Documentary

Post by johno » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:24 am

EXCELLENT movie. Catch it in the theater if you can.
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Re: Free Solo: Rock Climbing Documentary

Post by riotboo » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:46 am

Its on Hulu now. Very good.

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