FREE SOLO

October 23, 2018, 7:00pm

The Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC) 3131 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007 (Entrance on 32nd Street)

The Large Format Cinema Club invites you and a guest to attend a special screening of:
 

Free Solo

Followed by a Q&A with Directors Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

Directed by Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
Produced by Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes, and Shannon Dill

Followed by a Q&A with Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

The Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre

Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(Entrance on 32nd Street)


FREE ADMISSION. OPEN EXCLUSIVELY TO SCA ALUMNI, STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF ONLY. RSVPs REQUIRED THROUGH YOUR SCA COMMUNITY ACCOUNT.
 

About Free Solo

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of “MERU,” comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

Provided courtesy of National Geographic Films. Rated PG-13. Running Time: 97 minutes.

About the Guests


CHAI VASARHELYI (Director, Producer)

Vasarhelyi’s films as a director include “Meru” (Oscars Shortlist 2016; Sundance Audience Award 2015); “Incorruptible” (Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit Award 2016); “Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love” (Oscilloscope, 2009), which premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals; “A Normal Life” (Tribeca Film Festival, Best Documentary 2003); and “Touba” (SXSW, Special Jury Prize Best Cinematography 2013). Vasarhelyi has directed a New York Times Op Doc, an episode for Netflix’s nonfiction design series “Abstract” and two episodes for ESPN’s new nonfiction series “Enhanced.” She has received grants from the Sundance Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Bertha Britdoc, the William and Mary Greve Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. She is a member of the DGA as well as AMPAS.

 

JIMMY CHIN (Director, Producer, Cinematographer)

Jimmy Chin is a professional climber, skier, mountaineer, 18-year member of The North Face Athlete Team and National Geographic Explorer. Consistently over the past 20 years, Chin has led or participated in cutting-edge climbing and ski mountaineering expeditions to all seven continents and made the first and only American ski descent from the summit of Mount Everest.

He is also a filmmaker and National Geographic photographer. He has worked with many of the greatest explorers, adventurers and athletes of our time, documenting their exploits in the most challenging conditions and locations in the world. He has garnered numerous awards shooting on assignment for publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Outside Magazine, and has directed commercial work for a wide range of clients, including Apple, Chase, Pirelli and The North Face. His 2015 documentary “Meru,” which was also co-directed by Vasarhelyi, won the Audience Award at Sundance and was nominated for best documentary by the DGA and PGA. “Meru” was also shortlisted for an Oscar. 

About the Large Format Cinema Club


The Large Format Cinema Club (LFCC) is a recognized student group dedicated to the appreciation of Giant Screen films and new and emerging forms of large scale media. Events include screenings of Large Format films, video game jams on the IMAX screen, and other Giant Screen centric events. 

Join the Club! To be added to the LFCC mailing list to RSVP earlier and learn about exclusive internship and job opportunities for Large Format companies, fill out this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/9Qn9rYceb5Q02yIA2

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at lfcc@usc.edu

Check-In & Reservations


This screening is free of charge and open EXCLUSIVELY to SCA alumni, students, staff, and faculty. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Theatre Location: 
Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre
Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S Figueroa St,
 Los Angeles, CA 90007
(Entrance on 32nd Street)

Parking


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Email: tstrickler@cinema.usc.edu