Jimmy in Saigon

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At the French Institute:

FRI 09/06 – 8 pm
In the presence of the director Peter McDowell

Title: Jimmy in Saigon
Direction: Peter Mc Dowell
Cast: Peter Mc Dowell
Production: Peter Mc Dowell Productions
Distribution: Peter Mc Dowell
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 90’
Country: USA
Year: 2022
O.V. in English. Subtitles in Spanish and Catalan

Festivals: Athens, Atlanta (LGTBI), Austin (LGTBI), Bentonville (USA), Birmingham (USA), Chicago (LGTBI), Dublin (LGTBI), Des Moines (art festival), Honolulu (LGTBI), Huntington Beach (USA, movies about Vietnam), Lisbon (LGTBI), London (LGTBI), Long Beach (LGTBI), Los Angeles (movies about Vietnam), Minneapolis (independent cinema), New York (LGTBI), Palm Springs (LGTBI), Pittsburgh (LGTBI), Oslo (LGTBI), San Francisco (LGTBI), Santa Fe (LGTBI), Seattle (LGTBI), Sonoma County (USA, different cities), Taiwan (LGTBI), Tampa Bay (LGTBI), Thessaloniki (LGTBI), Turin (LGTBI)

First showing in Spain

Jimmy in Saigon begins as a personal exploration into the mysterious death and radical life of Jimmy McDowell, an American 24-year-old Vietnam veteran who died as a civilian in Saigon in 1972, when filmmaker Peter McDowell, his brother, was only five. While investigating Jimmy’s drug use and sexuality, Peter takes us from the US Midwest to Vietnam, France and back home again. In his quest to get to know his brother, he uncovers a hidden romance, new family ties and a remarkable global love story.