This might not be especially inventive, but the story is so good that it doesn't matter. I have the musical memorized, but I'd forgotten so many of the little details and nuances that had to be dropped for the show. Loved living in this story again for an afternoon.
An intimate portrait of a mind-blowing achievement. Isn’t just interested in telling us that Alex did this amazing thing, but shows us why he does it and how his climbing impacts everyone around him. Watching the filmmakers wrestle with their part in the story--unable to watch Alex climb, worried that they might make a wrong move and cause his death--adds an extra layer of emotion to an already intense story.
Highly recommended, one of my favorite documentaries of the year.