Film Screening: Joyeux Noël

Photo de Joyeux NoëlFilm Screening: Joyeux Noël
Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Detroit Yacht Club
1 Riverbank Dr, Detroit, MI 48207

FREE – RSVP Required

Please join us for a free screening of Joyeux Noël at the historic Detroit Yacht Club. The 2005 film is the basis for Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night which opens November 12 at the Detroit Opera House.


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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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