Free Solo documents free soloist Alex Honnold in his attempt to climb the Freerider route (2,900 feet) of El Capitan in the Yosemite National Park. Alex Honnold is seen a phenomenon in the eyes of free soloist climbers. It’s a dangerous profession–one that surely holds a risk given how ropes are not involved. One wrong move while climbing and it’s life or death. Co-directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin follow the climber every step of…"TIFF 2018: Free Solo"
The Dawn Wall tells the inspiring true story of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson as they seek to climb the Dawn Wall of El Capitan. This is a wall that nobody had ever attempted to climb before but it gave Tommy a goal. The military veteran had come off of the hostility and tension that came after eight years in a relationship. Climbing just wasn’t enough for the two of them. His first wife ended up…"SXSW 2018: The Dawn Wall"