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The Rescue Review: Free Solo Directors Return With A Nail-Biting Doc About The Thai Cave Rescue [TIFF 2021]

E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin seem to have the market cornered on documentaries about people who do wildly dangerous, potentially deadly things. They helmed the nail-biting documentary "Free Solo," about rock climbing without any ropes or safety device. And now they're back with "The Rescue," a film that's primarily about the Tham Luang cave rescue, but is really about a group the cave divers who came in from around the world to help. Cave diving isn't a casual activity; it's incredibly diff...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Navy, Rescue, Thailand, Belfast, Richard Harris, Kenneth Branagh, Alex Honnold, HARRIS, Chin, Stanton, Jimmy Chin, SlashFilm, Local Navy, Tham Luang Nang Non

Thai Cave Rescue Movie Will Feature The Actual Navy SEALs Recreating Their Mission

Since the Tham Luang cave rescue in 2018 (colloquially known as the "Thai cave rescue" in the Western world, because it happened in Thailand), we've heard rumblings of more than one movie based on the incident. Last year, came news that Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers behind "Free Solo," were working on one such movie, which now goes by the title of "The Rescue."Now, more details are coming to light about Chin and Vasarhelyi's approach to making...
Tags: Movies, News, Navy, Cnn, Thailand, Paris, Clint Eastwood, Amsterdam, Joel Edgerton, Ron Howard, Chin, Jimmy Chin, SlashFilm, Greenwich Entertainment, Tham Luang, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

‘The Rescue’ Co-Director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Reflects on the Toronto Doc

Eight months after winning the documentary Oscar for “Free Solo,” directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin began working on their next documentary project: National Geographic’s “The Rescue.” The directing duo used never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews to tell the story of the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from […]
Tags: News, Toronto, National Geographic, Toronto International Film Festival, Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, The Rescue

‘The Rescue’ Review: ‘Free Solo’ Directors Navigate Another True-Life Story of Endurance and Courage with Cinematic Finesse

Taken together, boundless courage, physical stamina and emotional resilience form the magnetic core of co-directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s nonfiction oeuvre. The duo behind Oscar-winning nail-biter “Free Solo” naturally gravitate toward real-life you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it tales, extracting from them a great deal more than beautifully photographed and entertaining accounts of perseverance and survival. Far greater […]
Tags: Reviews, Toronto Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Jimmy Chin, Chai Vasarhelyi, The Rescue

Five Minutes With ... : Jimmy Chin

The award-winning documentary filmmaker on watch design, climbing, and how time flows in the mountains.
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Nat Geo Thai Cave Rescue Documentary Will Be Helmed By ‘Free Solo’ Directors

Nat Geo has brought in Free Solo directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin to take over an upcoming Thai cave rescue documentary about the 2018 rescue of a boys soccer team that became trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand. One Day in September filmmaker Kevin Macdonald had originally been attached to direct the doc, but Macdonald has left the project due to timing issues. The Wrap is reporting that Nat Geo has brought in Free Solo fiilmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin to handl...
Tags: Documentary, True Story, E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Thai Cave Rescue Docuseries

Protect Our Winters: Common Ground

McKinney partnered with POW (Protect Our Winters) to create “Common Ground,” a call to action designed to reach outdoor athletes and enthusiasts. The short film urges them to vote on November 3, making their voices heard at the polls in support of candidates and policies to counteract the ravages of climate change and its damage to snowpack, forests, and water. Narrated by celebrated climber and Oscar-winner Jimmy Chin, “Common Ground” is a two-minute celebration of what Amer...
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Filmmaker Jimmy Chin & the New/Old Ford Bronco

“I always found that the harder a place was to get the more I enjoyed going there.” —Jimmy Chin (Who lived out of his car for six years as a mountain climber on his way to being an Academy Award winning filmmaker.) Somewhere in a shoebox is a photo of me 15+ years ago in […]
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Review of ‘Breathtaking: K2' film

K2 is known as the “savage mountain.” At 28,251 feet, this Karakoram peak is the world’s second tallest, behind only Mt. Everest, but it is the world’s toughest mountain to climb. The new film Breathtaking: K2 – The World’s Most Dangerous Mountain stars renowned Eddie Bauer alpine climbing guides Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez, along with photographer Esteban “Topo” Mena, in their attempt to summit the world’s second-highest mountain without supplemental oxygen. The journey follows the pai...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Everest, Climbing, Himalayas, Mount Everest, K2, Kilimanjaro, Oceania, Himalaya, All, Mena, Mountain Climbing, Meru, Perez, Esteban

Ford partners with Disney for Bronco lineup debut

A trio of three-minute ads by Academy Award-winning director Jimmy Chin will air on ABC, ESPN and National Geographic during the 8 p.m. Eastern hour on Monday, July 13.
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Ford taps Disney Media Works to mark the return of the Bronco SUV

Ford is teaming up with Disney Media Networks to mark the return of its iconic Bronco SUV through a series of short films that will be broadcast across a number of cable and digital properties including ABC, ESPN, National Geographic and Hulu. The strategy — prompted by COVID-19 shutdowns — is a departure for Ford, which has traditionally revealed new vehicles at auto shows or other in-person media events. More than three years ago, Ford announced it was bringing back the Bronco after years o...
Tags: Transportation, Instagram, Abc, Disney, America, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Espn, Hulu, Ford Bronco, Chin, Detroit Ford, Kip Moore, Bronco, YouTube FaceBook Instagram

Ford is teaming up with Disney to showcase the all-new Bronco SUV during the coronavirus pandemic (F, DIS)

Ford is partnering with Disney to reveal its new Bronco SUV on ABC, ESPN, and the National Geographic channel, as well on Hulu and on Ford's YouTube account. The Bronco was slated to be unveiled at the 2020 Detroit auto show, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Bronco is returning after being discontinued in 1996. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Wednesday, Ford announced that it would reveal its much-anticipated new Bronco SUV in prime time, partneri...
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Risk, Fear, and the Art of Chill with Jimmy Chin

It’s a very rare occurrence when my man Jimmy Chin is in one place for any length of time. But in these pandemic times, he finds himself adventuring in his backyard in Jackson, WY and staying close to home with his family. Of course I had to seize the opportunity to finally sit down and check-in on his whirlwind career. Jimmy Chin is an Academy Award winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery and stories ...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Interview, Adventure, Extreme Sports, National Geographic, Mount Everest, Climber, Jimmy, Jimmy Chin, Jackson Wy, chasejarvisLIVE, North Face Athlete Team

Brightcove Kicks Off First-Ever PLAY TV Over the Top Streaming Experience

PLAY TV viewers can access free, innovative streaming video content live or on demand with feature episodes from award winning journalists and artists like Jimmy Chin and Soledad O’Brien BOSTON — Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), the world’s leading video technology platform, announced that its first-ever over-the-top (OTT) streaming experience focused on video, PLAY TV, is officially underway […] The post Brightcove Kicks Off First-Ever PLAY TV Over the Top Streaming Experience appeared first on ...
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Oscar-winning director Jimmy Chin on fear, risk and finding the edge

Having survived an avalanche and been tested in some of the most remote places on earth, Jimmy Chin knows what it's like to be at the mercy of mother nature.
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MGM Acquires Ron Howard-Helmed Biopic Thirteen Lives

MGM acquires Ron Howard-helmed biopic Thirteen Lives After a weekend of studios looking to pick up Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story)’s upcoming biopic centered on the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, MGM has swooped in and acquired Thirteen Lives, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Ron Howard Signs On For Thai Cave Rescue Biopic Thirteen Lives Penned by Oscar nominee William Nicholson (Gladiator, Everest), the story follows the boys soccer team from Thailand who became trapped in...
Tags: Movies, Navy, Netflix, Thailand, Oscar, Army, Angelina Jolie, Caa, Brian, Idris Elba, Fidel Castro, Ron Howard, MGM, Elizabeth, Howard, Nicholson

Ron Howard Signs On For Thai Cave Rescue Biopic Thirteen Lives

Ron Howard signs on for Thai cave rescue biopic Thirteen Lives Ron Howard has tackled nearly every kind of biopic Hollywood can think of and as he works on Netflix’s adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy, he is ready to return to the genre as he has signed on to helm Thirteen Lives, based on the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, according to Collider. RELATED: Ron Howard Developing Chef José Andrés Doc With National Geographic Penned by Oscar nominee William Nicholson (Gladiator, Everest), the story fo...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Navy, Netflix, Thailand, Oscar, Army, Angelina Jolie, Caa, Idris Elba, Fidel Castro, Ron Howard, Elizabeth, Howard, Nicholson, Golden Globe

Thai Cave Rescue Movie ‘Thirteen Lives’ Will be Directed by Ron Howard

Ron Howard is set to direct the latest feature film inspired by the 2018 rescue of a Thai soccer team from a flooded Tham Luang cave. The Solo director will helm Thirteen Lives, penned by William Nicholson, the Oscar-nominated writer of Gladiator. Collider reports that Ron Howard is on board to direct Thirteen Lives, a drama written by William Nicholson inspired by the real-life events of the Thai cave rescue. CAA Media Finance is currently shopping Thirteen Lives, which is described as a mi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Oscar, Ron-Howard, True Story, Howard, Nicholson, Kevin Macdonald, Jimmy Chin, Jon M Chu, William Nicholson, CAA Media Finance, Tham Luang, Chai Vasarhelyi

Sports Documentaries to Watch Right Now

As the world of sports is shut down amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, sports fans cling to any bit of content they can find. Recently, the 2020 NFL Draft gave football fans something to cheer about, but only so many stories can be generated from an event like this. Sport has a rich history of stories involving much more than just competition. Triumph, controversy, politics, and even cultural revolution are embedded in the historical fabric of sport. The following list of documentaries and TV doc...
Tags: NFL, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Redbull, Chicago, Colombia, Netflix, Liverpool, Michael Jordan, Nottingham, Miami, South America, Espn, Detroit Red Wings, Jordan

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Free Solo’ Will Make Your Jaw Drop

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Free Solo Where You Can Stream It: Hulu and Disney+ The Pitch: One of the world’s best climbers decides to scale El Capitan, the most impressive rock face on the planet, without any ropes to protect him. Will he make it, or fall to a horrible death? Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Watching movies which take place in the g...
Tags: Movies, Yosemite, Documentary, Disney, Hulu, Alex, Alex Honnold, El Capitan, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Half Dome, Jimmy Chin, Featured Stories Sidebar, Honnold, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Free Solo, The Quarantine Stream

‘Free Solo’ Team to Direct Universal’s Thai Cave Rescue Movie

How many more Thai soccer teams must be rescued from caves before Hollywood has its fill? At least one more. Universal has tapped the Oscar-winning filmmaking team behind Free Solo to helm their Thai cave rescue movie. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, who won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar for their gripping 2018 documentary on rock climber Alex Honnold, are the latest filmmakers to tackle this subject. Deadline reports that Universal and Cavalary Media have hired Free Solo filmma...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Navy, Thailand, BAFTA, Universal, Dana Brunetti, True Story, Alex Honnold, Phillips, El Capitan, Chin, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Jimmy Chin, Jon M Chu, Michael De Luca

Free Solo Directing Duo to Helm Universal’s Adaptation of Thai Cave Rescue Story

Free Solo directing duo to helm Universal’s adaptation of Thai cave rescue story After more than a year since it was reported that Universal Pictures is developing a film about the 2018 Thailand cave rescue story, Deadline now brings word that Academy Award-winning filmmaking duo Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin have signed on to helm the studio’s film adaptation which is currently being penned by Midway scribe Wes Tooke. This project will mark Vasarhelyi and Chin’s first narrative fe...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Thailand, Universal, Richard Harris, Dana Brunetti, Universal Pictures, Phillips, Chin, De Luca, Brunetti, Jimmy Chin, Jon M Chu, Movie News, Tom Waller, De Warrenne Pictures

‘Free Solo’ Directors Boarding Thai Cave Rescue Movie

“Free Solo” filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi have become attached to direct a movie about the 2018 rescue of the Wild Boar boys soccer team from a cave in Thailand for Universal and Cavalry Media. “Midway” screenwriter Wes Tooke is writing the screenplay about the 12 members of the team and their assistant coach, […]
Tags: News, Thailand, Jimmy Chin, Wes Tooke, Cave Rescue Movie, Free Solo, Chai Vasarhelyi

Canon: Be the Revolution

Canon's biggest launch in years for the EOS R mirrorless camera. We invited big photographers like Jimmy Chin and Lindsay Adler to express what being the revolution meant to them. Other ads with influencers were AR activated, telling the story behind each photo. ...
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The Fight over Free Soloing

Has Alex Honnold’s free solo climb of El Capitan sparked more daredevils? At least one free soloist has fallen to his death since the film was released. In 2017, the day after Alex Honnold completed his free-solo ascent of El-Capitan, climbing journalist and author Daniel Duane wrote in The New York Times: “I believe that it should be celebrated as one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever.”   A National Geographic documentary film crew captured the four-hour 3,000 foot ropeless a...
Tags: Virginia, Sport, Austin, Ireland, Cycling, Mtv, Climbing, New York Times, Switzerland, John Muir, Ccc, National Geographic, Alex, Chattanooga, Anderson, Rei

Mother’s Day Movie Gift Guide: Find the Perfect Movie for Mom!

Mother’s Day movie gift guide: Find the perfect movie for mom! In case you forgot, Mother’s Day is this weekend, but it’s not too late to get your mom a gift. You know your mom better than we do, but our Mother’s Day gift guide will break it down and give you plenty of options for the perfect movie for mom. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googleta...
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Equipped for adventure: Conrad Anker

Lifestyle 5 ways to stay physically equipped for adventure Kitt Doucette Mar 30, 2019 ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Interview, Climbing, Antarctica, National Geographic, Anker, North Face, All, Meru, Chin, KCC, Conrad, Mt Everest, Conrad Anker, Jenni

5 ways to stay physically equipped for adventure

C onrad Anker’s accomplishments in high-altitude climbing are astonishing. For over three decades he’s been an elite climber and world-class mountaineer, often leading expeditions with climbers half his age in tow. His list of first ascents is both lengthy and impressive, the pinnacle probably being the 2011 summit of India’s Meru Peak via its Shark’s Fin route, accompanied by Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk. That ascent — and Conrad’s personal story — became the subject of Chin’s successful 2015 ...
Tags: Travel, Interview, India, Everest, Physical Fitness, Anker, Mayo Clinic, All, Chin, Conrad, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Cody Doucette, Bozeman MT

Now Stream This: ‘Free Solo’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Triple Frontier’, ‘Christopher Robin’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Need something to stream today, this weekend, or even beyond? Good, you’ve come to the right place. This week, we have a nerve-wracking documentary; one of the best Scorsese/DiCaprio collaborations; a bunch of burly men firing guns; some wonderful Gerard Butler trash; a creepy kid; a one-room thriller; a tradionally animated epic; a kind-hearted fa...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Boston, Ben Affleck, Disney, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Egypt, Animation, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Scorsese

Online Courses to Take if You Want to Make It in the Music Business

Hitmaker Timbaland is the latest artist to join MasterClass, an online learning platform that’s tapping into the expertise of celebrities, industry leaders and newsmakers to offer on-demand classes for busy professionals hoping to learn a new skill or hobby. Timbaland’s course, released last week, focuses on producing and beat-making, something the Grammy-winning rapper and producer […]
Tags: News, Christina Aguilera, Herbie Hancock, Timbaland, Serena Williams, Masterclass, Hans Zimmer, Jimmy Chin, VarietySpy, Hitmaker Timbaland