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Drama about real World War I Christmas truce next Movies With Spirit screening December 17

December 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The touching drama “Merry Christmas,” about a true-life spontaneous Christmas truce unofficially declared by opposing soldiers in World War I, is the next Movies With Spirit screening on December 17, 7 p.m., at Rondout Valley United Methodist Church, located at 25 Schoonmaker Lane in Stone Ridge.

In the film and in real life, World War I Europe faces unprecedented slaughter, carnage and destruction. Yet, on Christmas Eve 1914, in a remarkable moment largely forgotten in history, soldiers in a section of the Western Front — a 400-mile stretch weaving through France and Belgium — feel a shift, however fleeting, toward peace and goodwill.

The film’s trailer can be found on YouTube at tinyurl.com/MerryChristmas-MoviesWSpirit.

The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Refreshments will be served. Attendees over age 12 are asked to contribute $10 a person.

The monthly Movies With Spirit series is organized by Gerry Harrington of Kingston. For more information about Merry Christmas and the rest of the series, contact Harrington at 845-389-9201 or at gerryharrington@mindspring.com.

Details

Date:
December 17, 2022
Time:
7:00 pm
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Venue

Rondout Valley United Methodist Church
25 Schoonmaker Ln
Stone Ridge, United States
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Phone:
845-687-9090