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The Alpinist (12A)

18th October 2021 - 19th October 2021

 

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.

Cert: 12A

Running time: 1hr 33mins

Details

Start:
18th October 2021
End:
19th October 2021
Event Category:

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Cinema
United Kingdom

Other

Price:
£7.50/£8.50 (Premium seats)
Concessions and members discounts apply
Show Times:
*Please note: film starts at advertised time*
Mon 18th Oct at 7.45pm
Tues 19th Oct at 5pm
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Thurs 21st Oct at 7.45pm

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