The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Free Solo

Directed by: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin

2018 | USA | 96 minutes


Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7pm

Free Admission!

A stunning, intimate, and unflinching portrait of free-solo climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: scaling the face of the world's most famous rock -- the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park -- without a rope. Renowned filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork.

"Chin and Vasarhelyi have made a film that works both as a praiseworthy historical document rich in context and visual detail, and as a gripping emotional journey full of mythical resonance." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"Great documentaries, of which this is one, need great subjects, and Mr. Honnold fills the bill; he's thoughtful, funny, articulate, self-reflective and fatalistic to a scary degree." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

No reservations are required. Seating is first come, first serve. 

Academy Awards 2019, Winner, Best Documentary