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Rattlesnake Arch

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Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 2, 2018 - 01:17pm PT
Anyone make it to Telluride that can report on how Free Solo was received?

Trad climber
Sep 2, 2018 - 04:28pm PT
This is from the media:

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Sep 2, 2018 - 05:39pm PT
The review of the review is that the review gets a truckload of rotten tomatoes.

Trad climber
Sep 2, 2018 - 06:34pm PT
I've been checking in on the TFF twitter feed... but nothing as of yet... so here's this

and this

Social climber
Sep 2, 2018 - 07:59pm PT

Big Wall climber
Ridgway CO
Sep 3, 2018 - 06:05am PT
I was there.
The movie was truly amazing, the crowd sat in rapt silence for two hours and erupted at the end. Of course that was probably due to Alex being there with Jimmy and Chai.

It was a little heavy on the girlfriend drama for me, but that is part of his story they want to tell.
The camera work was excellent, and how the film crew fit in to the whole picture was an important part of the story.
It was a story of a perilous journey and the preparation for it.

Legal drone footage of El Cap, I mean cmon... we would all watch two hours of just that, so this climbing story is just a bonus!

Great job guys, tremendous effort Alex!

As Mark Synnott said in the film,I cant believe what I just witnessed.



Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Sep 3, 2018 - 06:28am PT
A link to the trailer:
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Sep 3, 2018 - 08:09am PT
Original song by Tim McGraw. Not a big fan of his genre, but cool that he did a song for the movie

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Sep 3, 2018 - 08:13am PT
I would love to see this on a big screen. I wonder how you can find out where it will be playing???

Trad climber
Sep 3, 2018 - 08:19am PT
Watch this page for screening updates:

Trad climber
Sep 3, 2018 - 08:23am PT
ECF thanks for the first person feedback from the TIFF. Some stuff from the newswire:
Rattlesnake Arch

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Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 5, 2018 - 01:15pm PT
Just found out the Festival Pass was $780. Now I don't feel so bad about missing it...

Alex has really made the most of free soloing, you have to give the guy credit. No one else has come close.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Sep 5, 2018 - 01:18pm PT
Just found out the Festival Pass was $780.

Holy sh#t I had no idea!

Gotta be into it, I guess. Not my cuppa but here's to those who afford themselves the opportunity.


Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Sep 5, 2018 - 02:02pm PT
$780? Yikes.

Takes the FREE right out of Free Solo dudn't it?........

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 5, 2018 - 02:16pm PT
Dirtbags need knott apply, eh?

Sep 5, 2018 - 06:49pm PT
The film was shown in the city park for free on Saturday evening. Someone told me there were 1600 people watching.. That number sounds big to me but it was definitely packed! The crowd seemed to appreciate the film.

from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 5, 2018 - 07:25pm PT
i hope it plays at my local theater
national geographic IMAX, grand canyon visitor center in tusayan

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Sep 5, 2018 - 07:47pm PT
You do not need a pass to enjoy TIFF . . . there are numerous free screening opportunities. There are significant efforts made to provide opportunity for all. Best to the FS movie team!

Mountain climber
Sep 7, 2018 - 05:59am PT
Interesting talk by Alex.

Big Wall climber
Ridgway CO
Sep 7, 2018 - 06:45am PT
Were you in Telluride, Mikey?
I didnt see you, Id have said hello.
1600 sounds high to me too, Id say about 800-900.

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