The acclaimed new documentary finally comes to Buffalo – a New York Times Critics’ Pick.
“The Snowman of Ron Davis’s documentary Harry & Snowman is a horse that melts the heart.”
– Helen Verongos, The New York Times
“Gallop, don’t trot to Ron Davis’ winning documentary “Harry & Snowman,” which recounts the inspiring story of an underdog show horse, his tenacious trainer and their rise to fame in the late 1950s.”
– Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
“A disarming underdog story that doubles as an animal-rescue advocacy tool.”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“A cinematic bouquet to the world…it simply has to be seen!”
Harry & Snowman follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse –named Snowman – that he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory.
In less than two years, Harry and Snowman would go on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s blue bloods and traveling the world together as they became the media darlings of the 1950s and 60s. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that would last a lifetime, as told by 86-year-old Harry firsthand. (Film Rise)