Sunday, May 5 | 2 pm
From Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson (the Lord of the Rings trilogy), They Shall Not Grow Old is a powerful and poignant tribute to the British troops of the First World War. Driven by a personal interest in WWI, Jackson set out to capture the day-to-day experience of its soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Using state-of-the-art technology to restore original, 100-year-old archival footage, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Digitally remastered and now in color, these never-before-seen images were studied by lip reading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film. Overlaid by a narrative of those who served in the war from interviews made in the 1960s and 1970s, this historic revisiting marks one hundred years since the end of the Great War.
They Shall Not Grow Old will screen in the Extended Version, which includes bonus ‘Making of’ material featuring Peter Jackson, following the closing credits.
Director Peter Jackson | 2019 | In English | 132 minutes | R (for disturbing war images) | DCP