DENVER – Fathom Events has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring Academy Award winner Peter Jackson’s WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old to movie theaters across the US on Monday, December 17th, with an encore presentation on Thursday, December 27th. The film will be presented in 2D and RealD 3D.
Jackson recorded a special introduction to the film — which he has called his most personal — offering his perspective on why the film is important for audiences, who have never experienced WWI footage as anything but grainy black and white…and silent.
In They Shall Not Grow Old, Jackson opens a window to the past. The documentary is a look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By using state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it.