Movie

Free Solo

Jimmie Chin
Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos
Price: € 3.50 (Student) € 7.50 (Others)
Reservations via Natlab: 040-2946848

A stunning and intimate 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.

Documentary
Jimmy Chin, VS 2018
Language: English, Dutch subtitles
 
Alex Honnold is a man given to extreme focus, obsessive drive, and a highly Spartan lifestyle, meaning he lives out of a van and mostly eats cans of beans warmed on a hot plate. His personality matches his ascetic lifestyle; Honnold doesn’t talk much and is prone to bluntness when he does speak. But though he might appear monk like, Honnold is quite the opposite.  He is a thrill seeker of the highest order, a rock climber with a particular fascination for “free soloing,” which involves scaling sheer cliffs alone without ropes, harnesses, or any protective equipment.

Why does Honnold do this? That’s not what the directors are interested in. It’s a question that’s probably impossible to answer, since there’s no real rational justification of an activity that promises certain death if you make a single mistake. Free Solo, instead, is largely about the intensity of knowing a person like Honnold, of having someone so unusual in your life, and the ways in which he bewitches, excites, and frightens the people around him simply by doing his job.

Ticket reservation: call Natlab (040 2946848), or buy your tickets at the cash register that opens one hour prior to the start of the movie.
Payment is only by PIN (with Maestro, so not with Visa or Mastercard).

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