A person scuba dives close to the sand
Part of the series CANCELED: MoMA Contenders 2021

CANCELED: The Rescue

  • This is a past program
This program has been canceled.

From a sheer rockwall without a rope in Free Solo to the dark, flooded cave tunnels of The Rescue, documentary filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi specialize in transporting cinephiles to the most challenging environments on Earth. This retelling of the seemingly impossible collaborative rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coaches from a flooded network of caves in Thailand is edge-of-your-seat cinema. Thanks to the perseverance of local families and authorities and the ingenious, courageous efforts of international cave divers and doctors, this became a miracle story for the ages. (Courtesy of National Geographic Films)

(2021, dir. E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, color, 107 min.)

This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Producer, Film Exhibitions and Special Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Hammer Museum's presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.