In episode 6, we discuss one of the best documentaries of the year which follows free soloist Alex Honnold as he prepares for and ascends Yosemite’s El Capitain.
In this episode, we discuss the Oscar-shortlisted documentary Free Solo, which documents free soloist Alex Honnold’s preparation for and ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitain without ropes. We know that Honnold survived because Contributing Editor Gillie Collins interviewed him for Seventh Row. In the episode, we discuss how the film depicts Honnold’s process and complex psychology, the film’s similarities to space movies like First Man and The Right Stuff, and why stories of humans in extremis are so fascinating.
For this discussion, Editor-in-Chief and host Alex Heeney is joined by Contributing Editors Gillie Collins and Brett Pardy.
This episode was edited by Edward von Aderkas.
Gillie Collins interviewed Alex Honnold
Find out what he thought about the film
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