Shropshire's First World War Film Festival :: Across Shropshire
Shropshire’s First World War Film Festival showcases classic and new films from the 1930s to the present day. Films will be shown at community cinemas and village halls around the county as part of the events programme to remember poet and soldier Wilfred Owen and the centenary of Armistice Day at the end of World War I. The Film Festival runs from 10th October to 23rd November and includes classics like ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Hell’s Angels’ and ‘La Grande Illusion’ as well as new movies like ‘Journey’s End’, ‘The Burying Party’ (about Wilfred Owen) and ‘The Long Way Home’ about a fictional Shropshire pals’ regiment, filmed in the county. Peter Jackson's new film 'They Shall Not Grow Old' using digitally restored original film of World War I and soldiers' memories will be shown at the same time as its World premiere at the London Film Festival on 16th October. Tickets for most films are now on sale online or from the venues. The full programme can be viewed at www.firstworldwarfilmfestival.com and most films are listed in the Wilfred Owen 100 events brochure available at www.shropshireremembers.org.uk Enquiries should be made to the individual venues.
Date: 10th October 2018 - 23rd November 2018