Coming to theatres this Friday, September 30: HARRY AND SNOWMAN
Ron Davis’ story of a man and his horse debuted at Full Frame last year. The doc went on to screen at DOC NYC, Nantucket, New Orleans, Hamptons, Virginia, Provincetown, Sedona, and Hot Springs Doc, among other events.
I previously wrote about the film for Nantucket’s program, saying:
Seeking his fortunes in post-World War II America, Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer became a riding master for an exclusive all-girls boarding school. In need of a new training horse, he arrived late at an auction and was only able to purchase one of the horses bound for the glue factory, an unassuming old white Amish plow horse he named Snowman. The outgoing Dutchman had no way of knowing his $80 investment would not only save the horse’s life, but lead to a champion showjumping career that lasted decades. Director Ron Davis reveals the special bond between a man and his beloved horse in this unforgettable underdog story.