During the Vietnam War, Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale), a U.S. fighter pilot, is shot down over Laos and taken captive by enemy soldiers. Interned in a POW camp, Dengler and his fellow prisoners (Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies) endure torture, hunger and illness while they await their chance to escape. Director: Werner Herzog -- [IMDB listing]

This film is rated "R"

A companion series to the Museum’s new Vietnam exhibit and forthcoming Project Welcome Home, the Museum will screen four films that explore the Vietnam War from the air, the ground, on the home front, and through the lens of soldiers, pilots, journalists and film makers. Films in the summer series include Platoon, We Were Soldiers, and Full Metal Jacket, and Rescue Dawn. An introduction to each film will be provided by a Vietnam veteran from the Distinguished Flying Cross Society.

Vietnam Film Series Dates

June 23 Rescue Dawn

July 29 Platoon

Aug 18 Full Metal Jacket

Sep 15 We Were Soldiers

FREE with Museum Admission.