There are edge of your seat thrillers and there are downright scary endeavors. Free Solo, the newest documentary from National Geographic Documentary Films, is definitely the later.
The film, which just got its first trailer, captures the unbelievable journey as free soloist climber Alex Honnold attempts to achieve his lifelong dream: scaling the face of the world’s most infamous rock - the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Mind you, all tis without a rope.
Challenging his body, soul and beliefs - as well as that of those around him, Honnold offers up an intimate look at his journey as he overcomes injuries and setbacks to set the ultimate standard: perfection or death.
The trailer, filled with breathtaking viewers of nature’s pure beauty, gives us just enough of a tease to leave us begging for more. Award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer Jimmy Chin capture the true essence of Honnold’s personality - and your heart all but crumbles when his girlfriend lets loose a stream of tears, cementing the reality of the situation.
Free Solo is set to premiere at festivals this fall before opening theatrically.