Fern Street Film Series
Join us for thought-provoking films and lively conversation as we discover little-known "gems" that explore our Unitarian Universalist 7th Principle: "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."
This month's film:
Harry and Snowman
Friday, Sept 28
7 PM (Doors open at 6:45 PM)
in the Program Center
Bring a snack or beverage (alcoholic or non), if you’d like - for yourself and/or to share with others.
No charge. No need to sign up in advance.
About the film:
Dutch immigrant, Harry DeLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken-down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck that was bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation's top pedigree horses and wealthiest socialites. They became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime.
Eighty-six year old Harry is quite a character and tells their Cinderella love story firsthand. But as the documentary shows, Snowman was more than a show horse -- he was a beloved lesson horse, a family pet, a member of the family, who was gentle and kind. The film also touches on the stress his devotion to horses put on his family.
Watch the trailer: