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Colonel Jack

Directed by Eric Greenberg

Unassuming, affable and hilariously funny, Jack Jacobs does not fit the mold of a “war hero” — nor is he comfortable with the term. But on March 9, 1968, a wounded Jacobs repeatedly returned to a Vietnam battlefield to rescue 14 men while under enemy fire. The action would earn him the Medal of Honor – presented by President Richard Nixon – and inspire a memorable scene in the film “Forrest Gump.” In “Colonel Jack,” Jacobs opens up a window into his unique philosophy, speaking candidly about the attack, the enemy, the importance of humor and why he dedicated his life to the U.S. Army.

Award Nomination
Best Student Film



Walk With Frank film still. Image of film subject Frank standing on a bridge in New York City, holding American Flag.

Walk With Frank

Directed by Matt Mayers, Ryan Mayers

A former Vietnam infantry soldier decides to celebrate his 70th birthday by walking across New York to help other survivors of PTSD and confront his own dark past.

Dates & Times


Museum of Photographic Arts

Thu, May 19
5:00 pm