They Shall Not Grow Old

Showed at Images 2/22/2019–2/28/2019

Showing on the Main Screen

All shows on Friday, 2/22 + Tuesday, 2/26 will be shown in 3D. All other shows will be in 2D

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.

  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary, History

“Peter Jackson has created a visually staggering thought experiment; an immersive deep-dive into what it was like for ordinary British soldiers on the western front.”

– The Guardian