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THE ALPINIST [CC/AD]

Rated PG-13

Fri Sep 24th

4:30, 6:45PM

Sat Sep 25th and Sun Sep 26th

2:15, 4:30, 6:45PM

Mon Sep 27th thru Thur Sep 30th

4:30, 6:45PM

 
As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Marc-André’s approach is the essence of solo adventure. Intrigued by these quiet accomplishments, veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall) sets out to make a film about Marc-André. But the Canadian soloist is an elusive subject: nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let the film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. As Peter struggles to keep up, Marc-Andrés climbs grow bigger and more daring. Elite climbers are amazed by his accomplishments, while others worry that he is risking too much. Then, Marc-André embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing. The Alpinist is an intimate documentary of a visionary climber who follows the path of his own passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.

Additional Info

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Genre: Documentary, Adventure
  • Director: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
  • Cast: Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Peter Mortimer
  • Runtime: 1 Hr. 32 Min.
  • Language: English
  • Official Website: The Alpinist

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