They Shall Not Grow Old
Monday, September 30, 7:00 pm
Admission will be free. Seating is limited.
About the Film
On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents the World Premiere of an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it.
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.
Jackson and his team have used cutting edge techniques to make the images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday. The transformation from black and white footage to colourised footage can be seen throughout the film revealing never before seen details. Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.
East Northeast International Film Festival
About the Festival
The East Northeast International Film Festival (ENE) has been established by writer-director Robert Fontaine to celebrate independent film, music, and the green technology industry all at the crossroads of the future, Newburgh, New York.
ENE© is dedicated to making this festival an important networking destination full of opportunities for artists. Professionals, amateurs, and local film enthusiasts will be able to meet, network and collaborate.
Our social festival will host a film competition along with music from local, national and international acts, art, food, and a green tech conference. Location is everything, and given our convenient accessibility; by land, river, and air, the City of Newburgh, has a unique setting to host what will be thoughtfully grown into a respectable and premiere international event in the USA.
The festival will host multiple screenings of handpicked independent films from all over the world; showcasing the talents of new and emerging filmmakers.
Portions of the festival’s annual revenues will be channeled into ongoing grants to support various City of Newburgh revitalization projects, organizations and continuing education.