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Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 14 December 2018 (UK)
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Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
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Credited cast:
Tommy Caldwell Tommy Caldwell ... Himself
Jimmy Chin ... Himself
Alex Honnold ... Himself
Sanni McCandless Sanni McCandless ... Herself
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Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

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Live Beyond Fear

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Documentary

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

14 December 2018 (UK) See more »

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Free Solo See more »

Filming Locations:

Yosemite, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$290,205, 30 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,057,679, 14 February 2019
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1.85 : 1
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Alex Honnold has done the triple crown of climbing in Yosemite. El Cap, Half Dome and the Mt. Watkins. See more »

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Alex's brain scan in the film is referred to as an "MRI." This imaging modality is commonly used on athletes who need to have the extent of tissue damage visualized by a radiologist. Alex was studied with "fMRI" or functional MRI, which follows localized blood flow in the range of seconds which increases with increased neural activity. The interpretation presented in the film suggests Alex had a decreased response to fearful stimuli (pictures of sinking ships, knives, etc.) since there doesn't appear to be increased activity in the amygdala as compared to other subjects considered to be "normal." See more »

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Mikey Schaefer: Let's hope for a low-gravity day.
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Powerful Inspiration
18 October 2018 | by doron-87394See all my reviews

No, I'm not inspired to free climb El Capitan or any slope. I'm an 84 year old retired businessman still trying to figure out how to best live my life, and I left the theater last night in awe of Alex Honnald's achievement -- climbing an almost vertical granite wall in a little over three hours when, in any second, the slightest mistake would result in death.

Watching Alex do it -- watching the joy in his face when he got beyond some of the most difficult challenges as well as on the top,\; watching the intense focus and concentration as he sought safe holds; watching what I read as his quiet determination and confidence when he approached the wall for his solo climb -- these images will be with me for the balance of my life.

They will return to me when I need focus and concentration in the moment to achieve something. They will return to me when I need to build confidence and determination to achieve a goal. They will return to me as I examine and release thoughts of fear that I conjure up (but I'm not blessed, as Alex is, with an amygdala that does not respond to fear inducing visions).

Thank you, Alex, for the powerful inspiration.


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