US/UK 2021, 110 min Directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
In June 2018, 12 teenage boys and their soccer coach disappeared while exploring the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand’s Chiang Rai Province. What followed was remarkable: Millions worldwide watched in heart-pounding real time as a global team of cave divers, Navy SEALs, medical professionals, first responders, and other volunteers set aside differences to achieve the common goal of locating the missing and getting them out alive. Making the most of exclusive access to the rescue operation, wife-and-husband directing duo Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin follow up their Oscar®-winner Free Solo (MVFF 2018) with another thrilling documentary, one that shares the same intensity that made that earlier film so memorable. Unspooling with dramatic flair and relentless tension, The Rescue maintains an emotional core, getting to the heart of heroic cooperation and what it means to be human. –Wilfred Okiche
Monday, Oct 11, 6:00pm, Smith Rafael Film Center
Tuesday, Oct 12, 12:00pm, Smith Rafael Film Center
$14 Member | $16.50 General | $15 Senior | $8 Students & Youth (12 & Under)
Jimmy Chin began his career as a photographer, cinematographer, and documentary filmmaker as outgrowths of his other passions for mountain climbing and skiing. He made his directing debut with Reel Rock 7 (2012) before going on to make Meru (2015) and the Oscar®-winning Free Solo (2018).
Producer and director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi began her career with A Normal Life (2003). Touba (2013), Meru (2015), and Incorruptible (2015) are among her other films. She shared the Best Documentary Feature Oscar with Jimmy Chin for Free Solo.