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The Alpinist (12A)

Friday 15th Oct 2021 — Thursday 21st Oct 2021, Cinema

Full Price £7.70 - £9.70 / Concessions Price £6.20 - £8.20 / Family Ticket £22 - £30 (2 adults, 2 children) / Special screenings £6.20

  • Man in a blue suit and a white helmet is climbing a very steep mountain.

The Alpinist is an intimate documentary of a visionary climber who follows the path of his own passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.

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.

This screening is on sale at reduced capacity with one seat left on either side of each booking. Find out more about your visit to us in the autumn

★★★★

'A soaring celebration of life and adventure'

Time Out

Duration: 92mins

Director: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

Starring: Marc-André Leclerc, Alex Honnold, Reinhold Messner, Brette Harrington, Barry Blanchard. UK 2021

Contains infrequent strong language, drug references