All alone on the snowy alpine cliff faces, 23-year-old climber Marc-André Leclerc makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, elite climbers are amazed by his accomplishments, while others worry that he is risking too much. Peter Mortimer’s (The Dawn Wall) documentary is a spectacular character study featuring awe-inspiring, dizzying cinematography not for the faint-hearted.
‘It’s an intriguing insight into a particular kind of obsessive drive, and a portrait of a man who, as one of his contemporaries remarked, feels almost too comfortable on the side of a mountain.’
★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Observer
‘As a piece of watch-through-your-fingers outdoors filmmaking, The Alpinist stands right up alongside the Oscar-winning Free Solo.’
★★★★ Philip De Semlyen, Time Out
What else is on?
Tomorrow (Wednesday 27th September)
Thursday 28th September
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!