Oscar-Winning Documentary ‘Free Solo’ Streaming on Hulu

Hulu is now streaming Free Solo, the Academy Award-winning Best Documentary Feature highlighting soloist climber Alex Honnold.

The film, which began streaming on the service March 13, is from award-winning documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin. It’s an unflinching portrait of Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing El Capitan, the 3,200-foot peak in Yosemite National Park, without a rope.

Free Solo is a true masterpiece that combines awe-inspiring camerawork with the kind of authentic storytelling that Hulu viewers love,” said Lisa Holme, VP of content acquisition at Hulu. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with our friends at National Geographic Documentary Films to add this extraordinary film to the growing slate of award-winning documentaries available on Hulu.”

The documentary debuted at the Telluride Film Festival and has screened at more than 30 film festivals around the world, including TIFF, IDFA, Adelaide, Mill Valley Film Festival, DOC NYC and the Savannah Film Festival. It is the second highest-grossing documentary of 2018 in the United States and has been honored with a BAFTA for Best Documentary Feature, along with three Critics Choice awards, three Cinema Eye awards, an ACE award for Best Documentary, and PGA and DGA nominations, among several other recognitions.

Einstein Biopic Series ‘Genius’ Due on DVD April 17

National Geographic’s first-ever scripted series, “Genius,” about the life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein, will hit DVD April 17 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Geoffrey Rush stars as Einstein in the series from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

Special features include:

  • “Meet the Characters,”
  • “Einstein’s Love Life,”
  • “Einstein’s Escape From Hitler,”
  • “The Making of Genius,”
  • “Behind the Scenes with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
  • “Behind the Scenes with the Cast,”
  • “Costumes and Makeup,”
  • “What Does ‘Genius’ Mean?,”
  • “Two Einsteins.”