Free Solo

2018 film by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Free Solo is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin[3] that profiles rock climber Alex Honnold on his quest to perform a free solo climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in June 2017.[4][5]

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Free Solo
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
  • Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Jimmy Chin
  • Shannon Dill
  • Evan Hayes
  • Jimmy Chin
  • Clair Popkin
  • Mikey Schaefer
Edited byBob Eisenhardt
Music byMarco Beltrami
Distributed byNational Geographic Documentary Films
Release dates
  • August 31, 2018 (2018-08-31) (Telluride)
  • September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28) (United States)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million[1]
Box office$29.4 million[2]

The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2018, and also screened at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People's Choice Award in the Documentaries category.[6] It was released in the United States on September 28, 2018 and grossed over $28 million.[7]

The film received acclaim from critics and numerous accolades, including winning Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.[8][9]