Free Solo documents rock climber Alex Honnold attempting a free solo climb of El Capitan – a 3,200-foot-tall vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park – in June 2017.
The gripping documentary was shown at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People’s Choice Award for documentaries.
It was released in the USA on September 28th, 2018 and is now heading to its premiere on UK Freeview TV – here’s how you can get involved!
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Watch Free Solo from home
You can currently order the DVD for $9.99 or £13.67.
You can also purchase the DVD from Zavvi, Dogwoof and HMV, with varying prices.
All DVD’s are available in Blue-Ray.
Watch Free Solo Online
To watch Free Solo online then you are going to have to purchase it on iTunes for $9.99.
The 1-hour 40-minute documentary will be released on iTunes in the U.S.A on February 5th, 2019.
So far it has gained 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. It is not on Netflix or any other streaming platforms.
Watch Free Solo on Channel 4 and ALL4
Free Solo will premiere on UK TV thanks to Channel 4.
The incredible doco will air on Thursday, May 23rd, on Channel 4 at 21:00 pm.
After which, it will be uploaded to the official C4 media player, ALL4, where you can relive the moment Alex took on El Capitan as many times as you like!
Free Solo: Cast
Alex’s climb has been dubbed “One of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, ever” by The New York Times.
But without the cast and crew around him, Free Solo wouldn’t have been possible.
Alex’s girlfriend, Sanni McCandless, has a big role in the documentary as you see the effect Alex’s passion has on those closest to him.
American climber Jimmy Chin directed the documentary with his wife and filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.
If you thought watching Alex Honnold cling onto the side of a rock for two hours was bad enough, these guys had to watch him scale El Capitan without a rope in sight first hand!
WATCH FREE SOLO ON CHANNEL 4 ON MAY 23RD