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Free Solo Nominated For Best Documentary Oscar

Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vasarhelyi’s groundbreaking climbing film Free Solo was nominated for an Oscar. The film follows Alex Honnold as he prepares and follows through on his dream to climb Yosemite’s 3000-foot El Capitan without using ropes.

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Free Solo was nominated for Best Feature Documentary, alongside the films Hale County This Morning This Evening, Minding the Gap, Of Fathers and Sons, and RBG. It is Chin and Vasarhelyi’s first nomination for an Academy Award. The film has already amassed more than $13 Million in box office sales, and 14 other awards from film festivals around the world. 

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The Squaw Valley segment from Tight Loose, which celebrated TGR's 21st birthday, featured none other than the Grateful Dead's "U.S. Blues".    The crowd at Sullivan Stadium roared when Jerry Garcia’s name was announced. Following his introduction, he began strumming the chords for "Touch of Grey", which only incited additional cheers. It was the summer of ‘87 and nestled in that moving sea of people were three wide-eyed teenagers: Todd, Steve, and Jeremy Jones. Hours before the commotion

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While Alex Honnold might get the fame for his free solos, this crew of young Coloradans pursues their own form of climbing: buildering. Taking full advantage of the urban playground right outside their door, these climbers put up challenging routes where most people look every day but would never think to climb. Boulder-based filming outfit Pop Top Productions documented some of these climbs in their new film , a clever take on the classic climbing film genre. Mix some hair-raising urban free

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Forging a career as an underwater surf photographer is, to put it lightly, a daunting task. RELATED: See showtimes, buy tickets for our tour If you want to photograph the best breaks in the world up close and personal, the job requires an immense amount of physical dedication. Shooters are required to constantly balance against hellish currents while swimming with bulky camera gear in hand and regularly have to wear one (or two) waves on the head as a price for their art. And now, with