DIRECTOR: IAN DARLING, WITH SUZY AND JON MUIR
AUSTRALIA / 2017
THURSDAY NOON / CINEMA 1
RUNNING TIME: 91 MINS
Director Ian Darling has found two remarkable subjects in Suzy and Jon, at once entirely practical and extremely romantic, achievers and dreamers both.
-Sydney International Film Festival
Eight years in the making, this intimate yet funny and uplifting film features Suzy and her adventurer husband Jon Muir, who live a simple life off the grid growing their own food. Sustainability is not for the ignorant or faint of heart, but with enviable patience, hard labour, knowledge and skill they have grown a garden of riches. Just when all seems perfect, life takes an unexpected turn and they confront their greatest challenge yet, Suzy’s health. Suzy & The Simple Man is a modest story with big questions at its heart: our relationship to each other, to nature and to other creatures, the care of the planet and ourselves, and confronting our own mortality.
Followed by a Q & A with Suzy Muir.