North Face Speaker Series: Free Solo

Thu, Oct 18th, 2018

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From Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the directors of Meru, comes FREE SOLO, an intimate portrait of Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing all 3,200 ft of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope.

Join the North Face Speaker Series presentation and hear from the filmmakers, directors and athletes behind the film.


EVENT RUN OF SHOW

4:30-6:00PM Meet and Greet at The North Face Retail on Michigan Ave

6:30PM Theatre doors open

7:00PM Film Starts

8:40PM Film Ends

8:45PM Q&A with Jimmy Chin

9:15PM Q&A ends

9:15-10:30PM VIP ONLY meet and greet in the Music Box Lounge 

Movies & Showtimes for
North Face Speaker Series: Free Solo

Free Solo

A FILM BY: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
STARRING: Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold

Friday, 10/19 at 9:45pm with Jimmy Chin in attendance for a post-film Q&A

SOLD OUT - Thursday, 10/18 7pm with Jimmy Chin & Alex Honnold Q&A, presented by The North Face Speaker Series / Thursday, 10/18 at 9:45pm with Jimmy Chin & Alex Honnold Q&A / Friday, 10/19 at 7pm with Jimmy Chin Q&A

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 world's 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, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

FREE SOLO is an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence. As the climber begins his training, the armor of invincibility he's built up over decades unexpectedly breaks apart when Honnold begins to fall in love, threatening his focus and giving way to injury and setbacks. 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."

"One of the most arresting documentaries of the year. See the film on as big a screen as possible." -- Vanity Fair

"Alex Honnold’s Free Solo climb should be celebrated as one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever." -- The New York Times

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 100 mins
Format: DCP

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604