(USA, 2018)

  • Direction: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Production: Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Cast: Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold
  • Cinematography: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer
  • Running time: 100 min.

Deep in the Yosemite Valley lies a 3000 feet high rock formation that is an all-time favorite for climbers: “El Capitan”. Alex Honnold has climbed it many times before, but he now wishes to conquer the rock one last time, free of climbing equipment, thus surmounting one of the most difficult challenges in the history of alpinism. The slightest mistake could mean sure death for Alex, so the pressure to succeed is tremendous. But he is not the only one to experience stress: his friends and family can’t help but worry, especially his girlfriend Sanni who is aware that climbing this mountain unprotected is a basic necessity for Alex, as important as breathing. This documentary film, directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, puts the public’s resilience to vertigo and heights to the test. It successfully conveys the feeling of intimacy and connection to the immensity, an emotion that can only be experienced hundreds of feet high up in the mountains, fueled by the fragile yet vital pursuit of a dream.

DATES:

FRIDAY 9th NOV
CINEMEX SALA 5 / 12:00-13:48
SATURDAY 10th NOV
CINEMEX SALA 5 / 17:00-18:48
SUNDAY 11th NOV
CINEMEX SALA 3 (FREE SCREENING) / 12:00-13:40