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By Sarah Ward
August 12, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
August 12, 2021
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"So delighted." They're the words that Alex Honnold used when he climbed Yosemite's epic El Capitan without ropes — and on camera — in the excellent Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo. That might seem like an understated reaction, but it's an astonishing moment to see on the big screen. Whether you've watched the exceptional doco before or you're catching it for the first time, you can enjoy every tense second of Honnold's quest at the new To the Limit Adventure Film Festival.

Screening at Dendy Coorparoo from Thursday, August 12–Tuesday, August 31, this fest is all about movies that come pulsing with adrenaline and action — sometimes thanks to stunning sports feats, sometimes due to gripping tales. Nine films are on the lineup, spanning new, recent and classic titles. And, whether you're fond of towering mountains, hitting the waves or hopping on a skateboard, plenty of different fields are covered.

Other highlights include Sherpa, which delves into the avalanche that struck Mount Everest in 2014, plus Tall Poppy — A Skater's Story, about recent Olympian and talented skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen. Or, you can check out The Dawn Wall, another thrilling climbing doco — and The Endless Summer, the iconic surfing flick that dates back more than five decades, and that everyone should see at least once on the silver screen.

Top image: National Geographic/Jimmy Chin.

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