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Author Michael Finkel and filmmaker Lena Friedrich will discuss their works on the "The North Pont Hermit" on March 16 at The Greenlignt Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY.

Both the book The Stranger in the Woods and the film The Hermit ask fundamental questions about solitude and community, and together offer a portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, as well as those who were affected by his decisions. Finkel presents his book along with a screening of Friedrich’s film at this evening’s event, followed by a discussion with the audience and a book signing.

- Tuesday March, 16 , 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the GreenLight Bookstore in Fort Greene, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

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"The Hermit" airs on Maine Public T.V.  March 9, 2017 at 10pm  and March 18, 2017 at 10am.

From the comfort of your living room, watch the story of a man who spent 27 years in the woods of Maine.

Michael Finkel’s much expected book, The Stranger in the Woods, goes on sale March 7.

Finkel has succeeded to create an intimate relationship with the least social man on Earth. In his captivating book he shares Christopher Knight's extraordinary story and unique voice.

If you liked Finkel's piece in GQ, The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit”, you will love his book.

More on the book

Free screening of “The Hermit” at Maine Historical Society on March 5.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Lena Friedrich and a presentation of Michael Finkel’s book, "The Stranger in the Woods".

Thank you to Maine Public and to The Bangor Daily News for organizing the event. 


- Sun, March 5,  2:00 pm – 4:30 pm  Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.

We won the Best Short Documentary Award at Beloit International Film Festival!

The Hermit has been officially selected by Fargo Film Festival, New Fimmmakers NY, and Beloit International Film Festival. North Dakota, New York, Wisconsin, here we come! 

Ohioans, don't miss our screening this Thursday, October 8 at Chagrin Documentary Film Fest.

It will play at 1:30 pm in the category “Quirky Shorts”

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

It's official, Christopher T. Knight's case is closed!  He is now a regular citizen.

"Christopher T. Knight, 49, Albion, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer April 26, 2013, in Smithfield; four-month sentence Somerset County Jail. Burglary April 26, 2013, in Smithfield; seven-month Somerset County Jail."

"The Hermit" at Chagrin Documentary Film Festival!

Chagrin, Ohio, get ready!  The festival will taake place in Oct. 7 - 11, 2015, and we will notify you as soon as we'll know when "The Hermit" will screen.

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"The Hermit" in New York City!

The 2015 theme of the festival, "Illuminate," focuses on "the abstract and the inspirational, the intriguing and the ironic", and is perfectly suited for "The Hermit." We are proud to be part of the fine lineup.


showtimes: Thursday, June 4, 6:00 pm at the Wythe Hotel , 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 

                           Saturday,  June 6,  10:30 pm at Windmill Studio, 300 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222


The Hermit crew will be in attendance and some post-screening party is to be expected.


And if you want more partying, join us at some of the festival special events!

-   Friday May 29, 8:00pm - 1am, Opening Night screening and Party at the Wythe Hotel.   

 Opening Night screenings and PARTY. Complimentary Beaujolais Wines and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Saturday June 6 at 10pm,  "The Illuminate Party", venue TBA 

Meet the filmmakers, the actors, the hottest crowd in town to celebrate the Festival's 18th Edition.


The Hermit will screen in the official selection of IFF Boston 2015.

We are very excited to show The Hermit at IFF Boston, "the premier film festival in New England". The festival exhibits a selection of  narrative features, documentary features, and shorts. Check out the program!

Sat, Apr 25 10:00 PM and Mon, Apr 27 7:15 PM, Somerville Theater.


The filmmakers will be there. Come say hi!

North Pond Hermit graduates from court program, starts probation.

"Maloney said that Knight did not have a setback or violation of the terms imposed while he was under the court’s supervision. He also paid most of the $1,900 in restitution owed to victims, she said."  More from

The Hermit crew is thrilled to announce that we will premiere at Camden International Film Festival.                                                                                

Camden is recognized as one of the top dozen documentary film festivals in the world, and is located in Maine, where all this adventure started.
We cannot wait to share the film with you!

1:00pm - Sunday September 28th- Farnsworth Art Museum - CIFF - Hope to see you there!

Fascinating article by Michael Finkel about The North Pond Hermit in this month's GQ!















Gary Lucas. This man is a legend -"perhaps the greatest living electric guitar player"- He composed Jeff Buckley's masterpiece "Grace" as well as a beautiful theme for The Hermit.

Gary Lucas. This man is a legend -"perhaps the greatest living electric guitar player"-
He composed Jeff Buckley's masterpiece "Grace" as well as a beautiful theme for The Hermit.

With Jason Candler and Gary Lucas

With Jason Candler and Gary Lucas

The talented Fatrin Krajka on his magic keyboard.

The talented Fatrin Krajka on his magic keyboard.


The preview of Hermythology turned out to be the most popular screening at Maine International Film Festival - 1000 people turned up! 

Happy Crew! Post Q&A family picture.

Happy Crew! Post Q&A family picture.


We are thrilled to screen a work-in-progress at Maine International Film Festival.                                             

Come discover the 1st images of The Hermit!

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Screenings on Wed, 7/17 at 6:30 pm  and on Sat, 7/20 at 3:30pm at Waterville Opera House.

The crew will be there!