37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Free Solo

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Alex Honnold free solo climbing on El Capitan's Freerider in Yosemite National Park. (National Geographic/Jimmy Chin)

Free-solo climber Alex Honnold is determined to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Challenging himself to reach the top of the world’s most famous rock without rope, Honnold tests his body and beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible. When Honnold falls in love, his focus is threatened, opening the way to injury and setbacks. The intimate portrait of the climber captures deeply human moments that break apart his armor of invincibility. Revealing the personal toll of excellence, Honnold’s death-defying climb sets the ultimate standard for the annals of human achievement. Introduction by Bill Wylie (UVA)

Supported by St. Anne’s-Belfield School, UVA Arts: supported by the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts, and Vice Provost for Academic Outreach


Saturday, November 3


2:15 PM


St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Film Info

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin.

Runtime: 100 min.

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Alex Honnold.