Until December 1, as per the current Public Health Order, NSW cinemas are only open to those who are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or exempt
Masks are mandatory indoors :: Proof of full vaccination or exemption status is required to attend a screening :: QR code check-in is mandatory
Please reserve for all sessions as capacity is still restricted
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.
Cast: Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Alex Honnold
Director: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
★★★★ "a penetrating ride up the side of sheer madness, yet a celebration of one man's individualism" - FILM INTERNATIONAL
★★★★ "this mountaineering doc is an exultant, heart-in-mouth odyssey to the roof of the world" - TIME OUT
"Another gripping addition to the extreme climbing genre" - VARIETY
Starts from Thursday, 28 October 2021. Session times to be announced.
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