Movies To Talk About
Saturday November 10th, 7 pm
at the Oxford Arts Alliance Main Gallery
38 S Third St Oxford PA 19363
Free to Members
$5 donation is requested for Non-Members
The Oxford Arts Alliance will present:
Goodnight Ladies, a film by Christianna Hannum
Sponsored by The OPRC of Oxford
Goodnight Ladies is an award winning documentary that tells the story of one of the most famous Masters of Fox Hounds, Nancy Penn Smith Hannum, and the legacy she left behind. Breaking every bone in her body over a lifetime of fast horses and big fences, Hannum was known the world over and celebrated by Alfred Hitchcock, Sports Illustrated, and Life Magazine; yet Hannum cared only for the open land, horses, and hounds. Goodnight Ladies is the tale of a modern day Artemis, an ancient sport, and one woman’s struggle to protect a world she inherited in beautiful Chester County, PA. Christianna Hannum, grandaughter of Nancy, founded Swim Pictures to make this film. “Goodnight Ladies is a tiny window into the universal mortality of a woman at the end of her life - a legend no one ever believed would be gone.”
Ms. Hannum worked with animator Emily Hubley (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), editor Ray Hubley, and cinematographer David Leitner to create this film, a Super 16 mm with a running time of 37 minutes. The film premiered at The Chester County Historical Society and has screened in New York City; Camden, SC; Sedona, AZ; The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA; and most recently at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC. Winner of the EQUUS Film Award, Rome Finalist, and Eastman Kodak Award for Cinematography.
Filmmaker and writer, Christianna Hannum will be present at this showing and a Q&A session will follow. You are not required to be a horse enthusiast to enjoy this very special film! If you plan to attend, please RSVP to by Friday, November 9. Admission is Free for Members. A $5 donation is requested for Non-Members. The showing of this film has been kindly sponsored by the OPRC of Oxford (The Old People’s Riding Club).
About the filmmaker:
Ms. Hannum was born on a farm in Pennsylvania and spent her childhood riding horses with her grandmother. Hannum works as a writer and a fundraiser, and serves on the Board of The Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia. She lives in Kennett Square, PA with her children.
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