Vilar Center at Beaver Creek presents free screening of ‘They Shall Now Grow Old’ on Memorial Day

"They Shall Not Grow Old" is produced and directed by three-time Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson.
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What: Screening of “They Shall Not Grow Old.”

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.

When: Monday, May 27, 4 p.m.

Cost: Free, reserved seats available ahead of the screening.

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The First World War ended 100 years ago. Today, a new documentary tells the story of the Great War — directly from the people who experienced it.

Produced and directed by three-time Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Rings” trilogy), Filmmakers of “They Shall Not Grow Old” used state-of-the-art technology to take original footage from WWI and audio interviews with soldiers to transform the past into the present, resulting in a 3D documentary in color.

The computer technology creates a restored depiction of WWI in order to honor those who fought and more accurately depict this historical moment in world history.

The Vilar Performing Arts Center will present a free screening of “They Shall Not Grow Old” for Memorial Day at 4 p.m. on Monday. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 970-845-8497 or visiting The Vilar Center is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village.

Released in theaters in November (to honor the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI), “They Shall Not Grow Old” received rave reviews and earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary. The film currently boasts a “92 percent fresh” audience score and a “100 percent fresh” critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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“Peter Jackson has taken a mass of World War I archival clips from Britain’s Imperial War Museum and fashioned it into a brisk, absorbing and moving experience,” writes The New York Times.

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