They Shall Not Grow Old - Directed by Peter Jackson

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PLEASE NOTE: Unlike our OnScreen films, this film has reserved seating (numbered seats, not general admission) so please choose your seats from the seat map on the sales page.

They Shall Not Grow Old is a 2018 documentary film directed and produced by Peter Jackson. The film has been created using original footage of World War I from the Imperial War Museum's archives, most of it previously unseen, alongside audio from BBC and IWM interviews of British servicemen who fought in the conflict. Most of the footage has been colorized and transformed with modern production techniques, with the addition of sound effects and voice to be more evocative and feel closer to the soldiers' actual experiences.

The crew reviewed 600 hours of interviews from 200 veterans and 100 hours of original film footage to make the film. The title was inspired by the line "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old" from the 1914 poem "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon, famous for being used in the Ode of Remembrance.

Jackson, whose grandfather (to whom the film is dedicated) fought in the war, intended for the film to be an immersive experience of "what it was like to be a soldier" rather than a story or a recount of events. They Shall Not Grow Old premiered simultaneously at the BFI London Film Festival and in selected theatres in the UK in October 2018.

The film has been acclaimed by critics for its restoration work, immersive atmosphere and portrayal of war, and earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary.

AUDIENCE NOTE: Rated MA 15+ restricted.  Strong War themes and injury detail.

Duration:  2 hrs 10 mins

Ticket Information

Adult:  $25

Concession:  $23

Friend of the MEC:  $20

VIP: (Friends of the Gallery/ Taree Film Society Members/ MidCoast Libraries Bookclub Member) ID required  $20

Group 8+:  $20

Under 18:  $15



  • Saturday, 03 August 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:10 PM
  • Saturday, 03 August 2019 | 07:00 PM - 09:10 PM


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