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DAY OF A STRANGER is an intimate portrait of world-renowned Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, during his final years living as a hermit from 1965 to his untimely death in 1968. Interweaving meditative images of his hermitage nestled deep in the woods of Kentucky and rare audio recordings he made as a hermit, the film pieces together a first-person narrative of one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant minds.
In July of 2018, nearly 50 years after his death, the team traveled to the monastery and hermitage to capture scenes to begin creating the film. Currently, the team is raising support in order to travel back to the hermitage this winter.
Directed by Cassidy Hall
Produced by Patrick Shen