Movie Night: The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel + Q&A with Director via Zoom

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Urbandale Public Library
ICN Room

Event Details

Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for Movie Night at the Library. 
This film screening will include English subtitles. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy. Limited space, registration encouraged. 

**Please Note: This movie will start 30 minutes earlier at 5:30 PM to allow ample time for discussion and questions with the film's director, Joe Cahn, conducted via Zoom. 

(NR/ 2016/ 1h 44m) 
In the midst of great evil it is the courageous man or woman who refuses to succumb, and Peter Ertel was one such man. Forced to serve in the German army despite his open contempt for the Nazis and his refusal to kill the enemy, Ertel would not only miraculously survive World War II but would also be regarded as family by his Jewish employers. “The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel” is a riveting, award-winning account of the life of a man who defied insurmountable odds in an unforgiving environment and who later found peace in America. This film combines archive footage – much of which has never before been shown – with Ertel’s own brave telling of his extraordinary odyssey. A true story so bold, brave, and beautiful it will restore your faith that humanity can survive even the darkest of days. 


This program ties in with our 2024 All Urbandale Reads book, "The Nightingale," but reading the book is not required. 

All Urbandale Reads is a “one book, one community” reading initiative that attempts to get everyone in a city to read and discuss the same book. The goal of All Urbandale Reads is to unite the community and promote literacy through one inspiring read. Click here to learn more about this initiative and to see a list of past titles. 

All Urbandale Reads reading material and programming funded by the Urbandale Public Library Foundation

Event Type(s): Movie
Age Group(s): Adults

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