Free Solo Wins Academy Award for Best Documentary Film

If you didn’t happen to catch the Academy Awards last night, you missed an odd awards show that didn’t feature a host, started with a rousing rock and roll number by the surviving members of Queen, and included some of the strangest acceptance speeches in recent memory. You also missed a historical win in the … Read more

Video: The Making of Free Solo with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

The climbing film Free Solo has been cleaning up during the awards season, most recently winning the Bafta for best documentary. Throughout its media blitz, Alex Honnold –– the climber at the heart of the film –– has gotten a lot of attention, as has director Jimmy Chin. But there is a second director who deserves … Read more