THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD Special Armistice Day Screening

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD Special Armistice Day Screening

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD Special Armistice Day Screening

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war

Warner Bros. and Roadshow Films are thrilled to be bringing this very special film to cinemas on Armistice Day, Sunday 11 November, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war.

Acclaimed director Peter Jackson has passionately worked on a World War 1 documentary film called, THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD. The film is narrated by British survivors of the war, and is absolutely amazing in terms of the footage that was captured at the time, and more importantly, Peter’s advances in colorisation which are gripping. The film was funded by the British Government and the Imperial War Museum, and was met with critical acclaim when it debuted at the BFI London Film Festival on Oct 16.

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They Shall Not Grow Old

  • Synopsis
  • On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents the World Premiere of an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it.

    This unique film brings into high definition the human face of the First World War as part of a special London Film Festival presentation alongside a live Q&A with director Peter Jackson hosted by Mark Kermode.

    Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.

    Jackson and his team have used cutting edge techniques to make the images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday. The transformation from black and white footage to colourised footage can be seen throughout the film revealing never before seen details. Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.
  • Classification
  • MA15+, 100 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Strong war themes and injury detail
  • Genre
  • Documentary, War
  • Running Time
  • 100 minutes

 

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