What If He Falls? The Terrifying Reality Behind Filming ‘FREE SOLO’

In 2017, when Alex Honnold made his stunning free-solo ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan, he was taking an unimaginable risk: nearly three thousand feet of climbing without any ropes or safety equipment. But was the climb made even riskier by…

Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

During his remarkable career with the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams earned many nicknames – The Kid, The Splendid Splinter and Teddy Ballgame, but the only nickname that he wanted was “the greatest hitter who ever lived.” In that pursuit,…

‘FREE SOLO’ is the Best Documentary of the Year, One Man’s Mission to Climb El Capitan Without a Rope

By Gregory Crofton “FREE SOLO” is a phenomenal ride. Daring filmmakers allow us to follow mountain climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to scale a 3,000-foot slab of granite in Yosemite using only his chalked hands and booted feet. Spider…

Bring Your Own Doc: Meet the Filmmakers Behind the ‘WEINER’ Documentary

“WEINER,” a documentary about former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, is explored with directors Elyse Steinberg & Josh Kriegman. The directors explain how they attempted to portray Weiner as more than just a tabloid punchline by painting a more nuanced,…

‘MADE IN JAPAN’ is Back By Popular Demand at Nashville Film Festival

By Gregory Crofton “Made in Japan,” a 90-minute documentary film narrated by Elijah Wood, took 11 years to bring to the screen. It played twice this week at the Nashville Film Festival and both screenings were followed by a live…

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