Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
$12 /$8 Speed members
“Chin and Vasarhelyi shape an overwhelming story into something more intimate and to-the-heart devastating.”—Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail
The Rescue chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.
Academy Award-winning directors and producers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Free Solo) keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they use a wealth of never-before-seen material and exclusive interviews to piece together the high stakes mission, highlighting the efforts of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and U.S. Air Force Special Tactics ad details the expert cave divers’ audacious venture to deliver the boys to safety.
The Rescue brings alive one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times, shining a light on the risky world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the hared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival. 2021, U.S., DCP, 107 minutes. Rated PG.