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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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Directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Sports Films / USA / 2018 / 97 mins / English

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The Arlington, Cinema 1
October 20, 2018 2:30 pm Buy Tickets

Description

 

In this edge-of-your seat thriller from National Geographic, free climber Alex Honnold prepares for an unprecedented ascent of El Capitan, the legendary 3,000-foot rock formation in Yosemite National Park, without ropes. Nuanced in its approach to the “why” as much as the “how,” glimpse not only training rituals and practice climbs, but also Hannold’s rationalizations for the prospective harm the challenge might bring. Stuffed with heart-stopping rope-less ascent, the tension is buoyed by intimate scenes delving into his knotty romantic relationship, complex family legacy, and obsessive urge for perfection.


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    David Freid / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 8 mins
    Adventurous arborist Tim Kovar takes a select few on a climb up one of the tallest trees in the world — a summit less people have attempted than Mt. Everest.

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The Arlington, Cinema 1
October 20, 2018 2:30 pm Buy Tickets