Screens with Ty’s List
Thu Feb 25, 2016 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 28, 2016 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Directed by Lena Friedrich
USA | 24 minutes | 2015
For 27 years, the enigmatic ‘North Pond Hermit’ had been living in the woods of Maine with no human contact. THE HERMIT exposes in a humorous way how a man who tried in the most extreme way to disconnect from society unintentionally became a nation-wide celebrity and made his mark on a whole community.
Director, Producer, Editor
Lena Friedrich is a French-American filmmaker with a special interest in inventive nonfiction storytelling. Raised in Paris, she tranferred to Columbia University to study sociology and cinema. At Clumbia, she was awarded a fellowship and prizes for promising talent in sociology and media. She worked for the London-based documentary department of Pulse Films – “Shut Up and Play the Hits” (Sundance, Hot Docs, SXSW) and “Who is Dayani Cristal?” (Sundance, HotDoc). She has also worked as a TV journalist for French TV. Lena has recently completed “The Hermit”, a documentary on Christopher Knight, a man who lived 27 years in the woods of Maine with no human contact and became a celebrity overnight. Her directing credits include the short documentaries “Claire’s Little World” about a wig shop frequented by Hassidic women in Brooklyn, and “Lost in Transition” about the changing definition of adulthood in Western societies. She currently lives in New York City.