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Oscar-Winning Documentary Returns to Science Center

"Free Solo" screening this weekend, after winning Best Documentary Feature.


An award-winning documentary returns to the Carnegie Science Center this weekend, but your chances to catch the film will be limited.

This is an exciting opportunity to see a critically acclaimed documentary on a certified "giant screen," after Free Solo just took home the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature on Sunday.

Free Solo will screen at the Rangos Giant Cinema on Saturday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m. The National Geographic film, from filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, captures the story of climber Alex Honnold preparing for and attempting the feat of his career -- climbing the 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope or harness!

"Thank you Alex Honnold for giving us courage, and teaching us how to believe in the impossible and inspiring us. This film is for everybody who believes in the impossible," Vasarhelyi said in her acceptance speech Sunday. You can watch her entire speech here , and the trailer for Free Solo here .

Photo from Free Solo trailer on Youtube.

You can buy tickets for the Free Solo screenings here . Discounts are available for children 12 and younger and seniors 65 and older. Tickets for previous screenings of the film sold out.

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