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Peter Jackson WWI Documentary back in Theaters for Holidays

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See it at size and even in 3D


Peter Jackson intended audiences to see this masterpiece reconstruction of WWI footage at full theatrical size and in 3D. And you have three chances to do that.

This Saturday, Dec. 7th or on Tuesday & Wednesday Dec.17 & 18th.

This cinematic experience is something you will likely never forget. The limited engagement may sell out so don’t delay. Reserve your tickets today!

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And Please Honor our American Doughboys This Holiday Season as Well.

We have made so much progress in these past months… The Memorial has received final design approval from the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC). Sabin Howard is making tremendous headway with the Sculpture “A Soldier’s Journey”.

We are ready to get our Construction Permits which authorize us to begin the PHASE 1 PARK RECONSTRUCTION, preparing Pershing Park as the National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Now is the time we need your support and contributions more than ever! Please remember the Doughboys and all those who served in WWI in your Holiday and Year-End giving. “They Gave the Best Part of their Youth” for us. Let’s remember them this season!

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Local Screenings: “They Shall Not Grow Old”

Follow the link below and search based on your zip code to find a screening of this wonderful film in your area.


In “They Shall Not Grow Old,” Jackson opens a window to the past in a way that has never been seen or heard before, noting, “Restoration is a humanizing process.” The screening will be immediately followed by special content offering firsthand insights into what went into this groundbreaking feat of research, filmmaking and storytelling. Type in your zip code and the system will provide the nearest theatres.

Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Revealed in First Trailer

peter-jackson-world-war-i-documentary-they-shall-not-grow-oldOscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson‘s latest labor of love, which he made for free, is the World War I documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old. The stunning technological and historical achievement documents the lives of soldiers fighting in World War I brought to life using archival historical footage restored to near high-definition standards, complete with hand-colorized updates. The WingNut Films production, complimented with archival material provided by the BBC and London’s Imperial War Museum, will be making its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival followed by a U.K.-wide release of the 2D/3D film by Trafalgar Releasing on that same day, October 16th.
The film is part of the World War I centenary’s official program of cultural events known as “14-18 NOW”, funded by contributions from the British lottery, the government’s department of culture, and the Arts Council. They Shall Not Grow Old will also be distributed to all of Britain’s secondary schools after release. You can get an early look at the incredible restoration of these 100-year-old film strips in the first trailer for the documentary, along with commentary from Jackson himself.
Take a look at the impressive first trailer for They Shall Not Grow Old below (via BBC):
In the above first look, Jackson confirmed that though computer technology may have smoothed the transitions between the frames of the old film strips, none of the visual material presented was created by the production team. Instead, the century-old film stills have been restored and colorized, with modern audio filing in the sensory gaps and, perhaps most interestingly of all, professional lip-readers weighing in on what they believe the soldiers’ dialogue to be, along with actors lending their voices to the brave members of this formerly black-and-white generation to bring them back to life. Impressive stuff.
Here’s what Jackson had to say about the project, earlier this year:
“We’re making a film [that is] not the usual film you would expect on the First World War. We’re making a film that shows this incredible footage in which the faces of the men just jump out at you. It’s the people that come to life in this film.”

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Image via House Productions, Trustees of the Imperial War Museum – London, WingNut Films

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They Shall Not Grow Old Trailer Reveals Peter Jackson’s WWI Documentary | Collider

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Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Revealed in First Trailer

peter-jackson-world-war-i-documentary-they-shall-not-grow-oldOscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson‘s latest labor of love, which he made for free, is the World War I documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old. The stunning technological and historical achievement documents the lives of soldiers fighting in World War I brought to life using archival historical footage restored to near high-definition standards, complete with hand-colorized updates. The WingNut Films production, complimented with archival material provided by the BBC and London’s Imperial War Museum, will be making its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival followed by a U.K.-wide release of the 2D/3D film by Trafalgar Releasing on that same day, October 16th.
The film is part of the World War I centenary’s official program of cultural events known as “14-18 NOW”, funded by contributions from the British lottery, the government’s department of culture, and the Arts Council. They Shall Not Grow Old will also be distributed to all of Britain’s secondary schools after release. You can get an early look at the incredible restoration of these 100-year-old film strips in the first trailer for the documentary, along with commentary from Jackson himself.
Take a look at the impressive first trailer for They Shall Not Grow Old below (via BBC):
In the above first look, Jackson confirmed that though computer technology may have smoothed the transitions between the frames of the old film strips, none of the visual material presented was created by the production team. Instead, the century-old film stills have been restored and colorized, with modern audio filing in the sensory gaps and, perhaps most interestingly of all, professional lip-readers weighing in on what they believe the soldiers’ dialogue to be, along with actors lending their voices to the brave members of this formerly black-and-white generation to bring them back to life. Impressive stuff.
Here’s what Jackson had to say about the project, earlier this year:
“We’re making a film [that is] not the usual film you would expect on the First World War. We’re making a film that shows this incredible footage in which the faces of the men just jump out at you. It’s the people that come to life in this film.”

they-shall-not-grow-old-poster

Image via House Productions, Trustees of the Imperial War Museum – London, WingNut Films

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