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FILM: They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)       Wednesday, June 19, 2 pm
Peter Jackson directed this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been studied by lip reading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film. Overlayed by a narrative of those who partook 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. Tomatometer: 100%; Audience Score: 92% liked it.
Director, Peter Jackson             R, 1h 40min, Documentary, History, War


How Peter Jackson Made WWIFootage Seem Astonishingly New With ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ 
The director restored archival combat film to pristine clarity for his latest project. With “They Shall Not Grow Old,” Jackson has applied new technology to century-old World War I footage to create a vivid, you-are-there feeling that puts real faces front and center and allows us to hear their stories in their own words.
'They Shall Not Grow Old' Trailer