About the Film
Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old Canadian makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Leclerc’s approach is the essence of solo adventure. Nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let a film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. Veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (THE DAWN WALL) sets out to make a film about Leclerc but struggles to keep up with his elusive subject. Then, Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.
On Friday night, “The Alpinist” will be preceded by a special screening of the short film “Journey to 100.”
Underwritten by P.J. Builders, Inc.
COVID Policies for film screenings at the Jim Santy Auditorium:
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the box office. After online ticket sales close one hour before the scheduled start time for the film, tickets will be available for purchase at the box office. We will be operating at 40% capacity at the Jim Santy Auditorium and masks will be required for all patrons without exception. Complete details on our Cinema Safe protocols can be accessed here.