Sunday, October 22nd
Free Solo has to be one of the most surreal movies I’ve ever seen. I can’t even grasp my head around the fact that he’s climbing a huge mountain with ropes. Not even a parachute, in case he falls. This is a documentary about Alex Honnold being the first man to climb El Capitan at Yosemite. Still shook.
IMDB plot: Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
My bros and I hit the 10:10pm showing at Regal LA Live. Super last minute, but we’ve been wanting to peep this. It was definitely just us and two other people in the theater. I’m just happy the film hit theaters worldwide. It started with just a few select showings at Arclight, and did so well it expanded. The film touches on EVERYTHING from Alex’ life, his girlfriend, his mindstate, his preparation, his passion, his lack of fear… fucking crazy.
I actually had the pleasure of meeting Alex at Arclight Hollywood when we saw Night School last time. He was so fucking cool, saying hi to everyone and taking pictures. Seems like such a genuine, humble dude which makes me love him even more. It’s only an hour 40 minutes, which I thought was super short to jam-pack all the deets. The climb took almost 4 hours. He had to strategically plan each move and memorize them. He even wrote them on a notepad.
Definitely go see this movie if you can, just to get inspired.