U.S. PREMIERE Now in his 70s, Ken Smith has lived off-grid in a cabin near Loch Treig, “the lonely loch,” in the Scottish Highlands. The spirited hermit spends his days making wine, fishing, and taking 27-mile walks to drop a letter to a friend. With his advancing age, Ken reflects on the trauma that initiated his retreat from society, as he is forced to choose between his physical health and his tranquility. Filmed over 10 years, THE HERMIT OF TREIG gives an intimate glimpse into the tranquil world that keeps his spirits bright. – Kim Garcia

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Naomi Spiro.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea
Descriptive Audio for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea

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Director: Lizzie MacKenzie
Executive Producer: Naomi Spiro, Robbie Fraser, Amy Hardie, Mark Thomas, Louise Thornton, Jane Ray, Lisa Marie Russo
Cinematographer: Lizzie Mackenzie, Troy Edige
Editor: Ling Lee, Kieran Gosney
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2022