Free Solo: the IMAX 2d Experience
Opens January 11, 2019
“Seeing Honnold at the peak of his skill on the biggest screen possible is an experience for everybody to savor.” – Kenny Turan, The Los Angeles Times
“One of the most arresting documentaries of the year. See the film on as big a screen as possible.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of MERU, comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the worlds most famous rock … the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnolds climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.
Vasarhelyi and Chin succeed in beautifully capturing deeply human moments with Honnold as well as the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork. The result is a triumph of the human spirit that represents what The New York Times calls “a miraculous opportunity for the rest of us to experience the human sublime.”
Presented in 2D on our 4K IMAX with Laser projection system featuring IMAX’s next-generation, enhanced 12-channel system with 114 speakers capable of 52,000 watts of digital sound and a six-story-high screen offering a truly immersive experience. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theater geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
FILM RATING: Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 55 minutes including trailers.