Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) Comes to Second Saturday Cinema in December
Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Donald L. Oat Theater, Norwich
Suggested donation $7
Doors: 7:00 pm
Movie: 7:30 pm
In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.
The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards. The film marks one of Ian Richardson’s last appearances before his death.
A portion of the proceeds donated at this film screening will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.