TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - January 3, 2019
The 2015 documentary Meru introduced the world to the husband and wife directing team of Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, as they chronicled the attempts of three diehard mountain climbers to ascend the titular Himalayan peak. Their second film together, Free Solo, had a limited engagement in theaters this past fall following a premiere at the 2018 Telluride Film Festival.
If you didn't get a chance to see the film in its initial release or, like me, did see it and want to see it again, you're about the get a chance to see it in the best way imaginable: IMAX. The death-defying doc will begin a one-week exclusive IMAX run similar to WB's release of 2001: A Space Odyssey this past summer.
If you're unfamiliar, Free Solo tells the story of Alex Honnold, a man bound and determined to free climb Yosemite's El Capitan, the mountain made famous in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier...
As many of you know, if Honnold does indeed make the climb, he will have done so a full 270 years before James T. Kirk. Unfortunately, Honnold does not wear Kirk's "Go Climb a Rock" novelty sweatshirt at any point in the film, either, indicating that I've seen Star Trek V entirely too many times for one human being...
Check your local listings, but Free Solo is scheduled to play in IMAX theaters from January 11-17, 2019, and is one hell of a highly recommended ride.
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