EQUUS Film Festival comes to New York City

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EQUUS Film Festival

The fifth annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place November 17-19 at the HELEN MILLS Theater & Event Space, 137-139 W. 26th St., in New York City. The EQUUS Film Festival is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature. EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse. The 2017 WINNIE awards presentation will take place at The Wild Horses of Sable Island Gallery, 64 Grand Street, Sunday, November 19, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

HOW: EFF17 presents a platform to educate and enlighten the world to horse-related issues.

WHY: Our goal is to create a better world for horses.

Event schedule:

Friday November 17

  • 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Films @HELEN MILLS Theater
  • 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Pop Up Gallery @HELEN MILLS Event Space
  • Times TBD: EQUUS Directors Panels @HELEN MILLS Theater
  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: VIP Welcome Party @HELEN MILLS Event Space

Saturday November 18

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Films @HELEN MILLS Theater
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Pop Up Gallery @HELEN MILLS Event Space
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Saturday November 18 – Li’l Herc FREE Family Fun Fest Morning (see details below)
  • 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.: WINNIE Awards/The Wild Horses of Sable Island Gallery
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Clinton Park Stables Carriage Horse Tour (618 West 52nd Street)
  • Times TBD: EQUUS Directors Panels @HELEN MILLS Theater

Li’l Herc Family Fun Fest

The Li’l Herc FREE Family Fest will offer a film and fun opportunities for kids and their families.

Li’l Herc Family Fest offers the opportunity for young kids and their families to come and enjoy the film festival for FREE on Saturday morning, November 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The movie being shown is the above mentioned film Apple of My Eye. This FREE family morning is named after Li’l Herc, the star in a book debuting this year called Li’l Herc® The Power of Kindness, written by Suzanne Kopp-Moskow and illustrated by Beatrice M. Bulteau. The story is about a young girl struggling physically and emotionally due to a chronic medical condition. The book offers a message of kindness and compassion and also reflects part of the author’s story that she lived through as a young girl.

Featured Films

When the Dust Settles

Mustang Leadership Partners is an organization that will be debuting its film When the Dust Settles which shows the parallel struggles and triumphs of Mustangs and disadvantaged girls. Program founder Sue Anne Wells and her students have also been successfully competing on these Mustangs.

Apple of My Eye

Apple, the Miniature Guide Horse who will be seen in his movie, Apple of My Eye, can travel on planes, stay in hotel rooms, and can sit in a theater movie seat. Apple of My Eye is about a young girl who suddenly loses her sight and finds new meaning in her life with this small equine guide friend.

The Edge – Bruce Anderson Natural Humanship

This film showcases Anderson’s belief that man’s capacity to reduce the wild is the cause and effect of mental imbalance. As a boy, Anderson spent most of his time in “Mother Nature’s classroom” learning key tools to balance the mindset; be more AlphA. The impact that horses have had on his life is fundamental to his work which uses a 1000 pound animal to deliver an epiphany: you are merely a steward of this earth.

Seats are limited. You must reserve your FREE ticket at www.equusfilmfestival.net.

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