OCTOBER 18 – 22, 2023

P.O.W Passing On Wisdom Poster

P.O.W.: Passing On Wisdom

United States/ 1 hr 27 min

Release Year: 2022

Category: Military

Premiere: West Coast Premiere

Director(s): Jess Atkinson
Producer(s): Joe Schreiber, Patrick Finnegan
Screenwriter(s): Jess Atkinson
Starring: Charlie Plumb, Ev Alvarez, Bob Shumaker, Mike McGrath, Dick Stratton, Paul Galanti, Porter Halyburton, Fred Cherry, Jr., Jim Mulligan, Orson Swindle, Joe Thomas, Mike Cronin, George Coker, Phil Butler, Sean Buck

Synopsis: The central idea of the film is that we need each other in order to survive this thing called life. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the release of the Vietnam Prisoners of War, surviving P.O.W.s share their harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of survival and how it is relevant today at the United States Naval Academy. The setting of the film bounces back and forth between Vietnam and The United States Naval Academy as half of our characters are Academy graduates. The themes we will address are: Communication, Trauma, Post-Traumatic Growth, Unity, Humor, Family, Stoicism, Education, Leadership, Disinformation, Solitary Confinement, Suicide and Faith. The film ends with the return home of the P.O.W.s in February, 1973. In the aftermath we hear some of the lessons we can take from their lives.


Sunday, October 23rd,
11:00 am
AMC UTC 14 (Formerly Arclight Cinemas)
4425 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

Available On Demand on Elevent Virtual Platform
Wednesday, October 19th – Sunday October 23rd