Directed by Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
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.
A note when you’re booking…
There are socially distant and full capacity screenings of this film so you are in control of your own comfort level.
Socially Distant Screenings are:
6pm, Sunday 26 September
8.45pm, Monday 27 September
12.30pm, Tuesday 28 September
In order to maintain distancing for these screenings seats have been held off so that there is ample space around audiences. Please only select a block of seats that matches the number of people attending.