Film for Thought: The Alpinist

Showings

Studio Theater Wed, Oct 13 7:00 PM
INFORMATION
Rating:PG-13
Run Time:1hr 22min
Release Year:2021
Genre:Documentary
Independent
Category:Film
CAST/CREW
Cast:Marc-Andre Leclerc
Alex Honnold
Director:Peter Mortimer
Nick Rosen

Description

Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old Canadian makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Leclerc's approach is the essence of solo adventure. Nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn't own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let a film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. Veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (THE DAWN WALL) sets out to make a film about Leclerc but struggles to keep up with his elusive subject. Then, Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.