The Rosendale Theatre and the Mohonk Preserve join forces to present Free Solo, an award-winning documentary film about Alex Honnold’s astonishing solo climb of Yosemite’s 3,000-foot-high El Capitán Freerider wall. With no ropes or safety gear, Honnold completed one of the greatest feats in rock climbing history in just under four hours. Featuring renowned climbers Jimmy Chin and Tommy Caldwell, Free Solo was co-directed by Chin and his wife Elizabeth Chai Vsarhelyi, who also directed the award-winning climbing film Meru.
Both Chin and Honnold have climbed at the Mohonk Preserve, and Chin was the recipient of the Preserve’s Long View Conservation Award at the organization’s New York City Benefit Gala in 2016. Free Solo won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Free Solo runs Friday, December 14 through Thursday, December 20. Screenings begin at 7:15 p.m. (except Tuesday and Wednesday, December 18 and 19, when matinées begin at 1 p.m.). Tickets cost $8 general admission, $6 for Rosendale Theatre and Mohonk Preserve members and $6 for matinées.
Free Solo, Dec. 14-20, 7:15 p.m./1 p.m., Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St. (Route 213), Rosendale, www.rosendaletheatre.org