First screened in November 2018
Directors: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. Documentary about Alex Honnold's dogged attempts to climb the 3,000-foot face of a rock wall in Yosemite National Park, without ropes, nets, or harnesses. Interview subjects include Alex Honnold, Sanni McCandless, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, and Mikey Schaefer. Twitter Capsule:Man on Wire, but with no wire. At once sympathetic and tough. Digs into relationships, monomanias, feelings about death.
It's remarkable that the crew secured this footage, and took thoughtful stock of the burden of their own presence. Formally familiar in other ways.