Never the Same



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The Museum of Tolerance and Director Jan Thompson invite you to the Los Angeles Premiere of

Never The Same

The Prisoner of War Experience

Narrated by Loretta Swit

Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 7:30pm


More than twenty years in the making, this innovative documentary by three-time Emmy Award-winning director Jan Thompson depicts the experience of American POWs  captured by  the  Japanese during WWII, largely through their poems, songs, drawings and cartoons, many brought to life through animation.  Starved and brutalized, the men meet horror with American ingenuity and gallows humor, all abundantly evident as survivors describe the daily struggle for survival. Additional narration by Ed Asner, Alec Baldwin, Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell, Robert Forster, Christopher Franciosa, Robert Loggia, John O’Hurley, Don Murray, Christopher Murray, Kathleen Turner, Robert Wagner and Sam Waterson.

Q&A With Filmmaker Jan Thompson and Special Guests following the screening.



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Free underground parking.

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Or, you may call the advanced ticket desk at 310-772-2505 to secure your advanced ticket purchase.

Please Note:
The Museum closes early at 3:15 p.m. on Fridays November - March.

Due to the high volume of school groups on weekdays during this time of year, we strongly recommend that public visitors purchase tickets for 1p.m. or later to optimize your experience and not have to wait long for timed exhibits.