Solo: 1974 Oscar-Nominated Short Film

If Free Solo manages to nab an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary, it won’t be the first time a climbing film has been nominated for an Oscar. This short film, nominated for Best Documentary Short in 1974, is an absolute trip!

By Mike Hoover | January 17th, 2019

Written and directed by Mike Hoover, “Solo” is a short film that “portrays the efforts and exhilarations that are experienced by the solo mountain climber.” It was filmed in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.


 

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