Gyllenhaal attributes conquering fear to Oscar-winning doc

Jake Gyllenhaal conquered his fear of performing in a one-man play by watching the Oscar-winning documentary about the free climber Alex Honnold. Gyllenhaal stars with Tom Sturridge in “Sea Wall/A Life,” a pair of monologues currently on Broadway. (August 14)

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Free solo: a spectacular ascent towards the Oscars

Climbing close to 1,000 metres of sheer rock face, solo, without ropes and with death waiting at every turn, is the subject of ‘Free Solo’. The film, co-produced by Jimmy Chin and among the candidates for an Oscar, focuses on young climber Alex Honnold in his bid to complete the free solo ascent of the spectacular “El Capitan” rockface in Yosemite Natural Park, California.

‘Free Solo’ star and director share ambition, angst

(25 Oct 2018) What does elite rock climber Alex Honnold have in common with the documentary director who trailed him around for two years to make “Free Solo”? Angst and ambition — according to Honnold and director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. (Oct. 25)

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Climber Alex Honnold’s ‘Free Solo’ lessons

(25 Oct 2018) Alex Honnold is one of the most famous rock climbers in the world, but he’s still getting used to being a movie star. Honnold is the subject of the acclaimed documentary “Free Solo,” about his unprecedented 2017 ropeless climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. (Oct. 25)

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The man who conquered El Capitan

(11 Oct 2018) Documentary “Free Solo” tracks Alex Honnold’s daring, ropeless climb up Yosemite’s El Capitan. (Oct. 11)

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