Harry and Snowman
September 30, 2016 — In Montréal’s Centre-Sud district, male prostitutes lead a difficult existence. It’s a poor neighborhood, one where sex workers try to make enough money for their basic needs — a place to stay, especially when the long Canadian winter hits, some food, some small amount of comfort.And drugs. Many of the sex workers in this area are addicts, needing the next trick to cover the cost of their habit. Theirs is a habit that nearly severs their ties to the rest of […]
September 30, 2016 — It’s a story that’s so charming it feels like someone made it up. Harry deLeyer is a Dutch immigrant who grew up on a farm and came to America after World War II, with a family and practically no money. He got a job teaching little girls how to ride and raised a large family.In 1956 he had planned to go to an auction to buy a horse. However, a flat tire caused him to miss the auction. By […]
September 29, 2016 — When the Nazis entered Holland in 1940, they quickly began rounding up all Dutch Jews in order to send them to work camps and concentration camps. 75% of all Dutch Jews would die in the Holocaust.Corrie ten Boom and her family decided to help shelter, hide and help Jews escape. Although the family was Christian, they believed that the Jews were God’s chosen people; they took it as a duty to do everything they could to help.The […]
September 29, 2016 — Throughout its festival season, Harry & Snowman consistently won the Audience Award.This crowd-pleaser took Audience Awards at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the Nantucket Film Festival, the New Hampshire Film Festival, the New Orleans Film Festival, the Prescott Film Festival, and the Woods Hole Festival.The documentary tell the story of Snowman, the 8 year-old Amish plow horse who was already on the truck scheduled to take him to the glue factory when Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, a riding instructor, saw […]
September 27, 2016 — As if the teenage years weren’t tough enough…17-year old Angela (Taylor Spreitler, Days of Our Lives, Amityville: The Awakening) begins dating 21-year old Chad (Chuck Hittinger, Sharknado). By the time she realizes that he is emotionally controlling and abusive, she is already pregnant. He promises to take care of her and his child — having had a difficult childhood and a bad relationship with his mother, he tells Angela he will be there for the two of them.He […]
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