THE ALPINIST – ENCORE SCREENING

Rating: M
Length: 92 mins
Session Times (click preferred session time to book):
Tue 30th Nov:

ENCORE SCREENING BY POPULAR DEMAND!

As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Marc-André’s approach is the essence of solo adventure.

Intrigued by these quiet accomplishments, veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall) sets out to make a film about Marc-André. But the Canadian soloist is an elusive subject: nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let the film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. As Peter struggles to keep up, Marc-Andrés climbs grow bigger and more daring. Elite climbers are amazed by his accomplishments, while others worry that he is risking too much.

Then, Marc-André embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing. THE ALPINIST is an intimate documentary of a visionary climber who follows the path of his own passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.

“THE NEW FREE SOLO HAS ARRIVED” 4 STARS – Time Out

“ASTONISHING” 4 STARS – The Times

“THE ALPINIST REACHES NEW HEIGHTS” 4 STARS – The Sun

SXSW 2020 Official Selection
Telluride Film Festival 2020 Official Selection

FEATURING
Marc-André Leclerc
Brette Harrington
Alex Honnold (Free Solo)

DIRECTORS: Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall, Valley Uprising) & Nick Rosen (Valley Uprising)

* PLEASE NOTE: All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating * Come early for the best seats.

Official Trailer