FARMINGTON HUNT CLUB PRESENTS A FREE EVENT
FILMMAKER CHRISTIANNA HANNUM SHOWING AWARD-WINNING FILM “GOODNIGHT LADIES"
A PORTRAIT OF HER GRANDMOTHER NANCY PENN SMITH HANNUM
REKNOWN MFH OF MR. STEWART’S CHESHIRE FOXHOUNDS, UNIONVILLE, PA
CHRISTY WILL BE ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT HER AND SHARING MEMORIES
THURSDAY JANUARY 31ST AT THE JEFFERSON MADISON REGIONAL LIBRARY
201 E. MARKET STREET, ONE BLOCK OFF THE CHARLOTTESVILLE MALL, THIRD FLOOR
IN THE McINTIRE ROOM 7:00 P.M. – 8:45 P.M
POPCORN AND SODAS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
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Christianna Hannum was born on a farm in Pennsylvania and spent her childhood riding horses with her grandmother - a legendary horsewoman and one of the world’s greatest Masters of Foxhunting. Hannum founded Swim Pictures in order to make a film about her grandmother, Nancy Hannum. She worked with celebrated artists, animator Emily Hubley (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH), editor, Ray Hubley and cinematographer, David Leitner to create GOODNIGHT LADIES. Hannum works as a writer and a fundraiser, and is currently Director of Special Projects for the Philadelphia Fine Arts Fair. Hannum lives in Kennett Square, PA with her two children.
Goodnight Ladies is an award winning 35 minute documentary film that tells the story of one of the world’s most famous Master 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 Nancy Hannum’s struggle to protect a world she inherited. For her granddaughter, filmmaker Christianna, 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. Super 16 mm film with animation.
Goodnight Ladies has screened in New York City, Camden, SC, Sedona, AZ, at the National Sporting Museum, Middleburg, VA, The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA, The Chester County Historical Society and Uptown Knauer Theatre in West Chester, PA and The World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC. Goodnight is the Winner of the EQUUS Film Award, Rome Finalist and Eastman Kodak Award for Cinematography.