They Shall Not Grow Old
Directed by Peter Jackson. UK. 2018. R. 2 hours 10 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
Fri., March 1, 2019 thru Thu., March 14, 2019
Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Heavenly Creatures) allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future. Please Note: The Colonial is screening the 2D Version and Not the 3D version.
“Peter Jackson has taken a mass of World War I archival clips from Britain’s Imperial War Museums and fashioned them into a brisk, absorbing and moving experience.” Ben Kenigsberg, NY Times
“Technology has allowed Jackson to erase the barriers of time and speak to a new generation about what war does to youth.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone