They Shall Not Grow Old
Directed by: Peter Jackson
2018 | New Zealand, UK | 99 minutes
Friday, June 28, 2019, 7pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 3pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 7pm
Peter Jackson directs 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.
They Shall Not Grow Old shows that actually seeing something is different from knowing it intellectually, or even from imagining it. The effect of this is moving and profound. - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle