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Jimmy in Saigon + Q & A presented by BAO & MCAA

Peter McDowell

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April 10, 2023

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Birmingham AIDS Outreach and the Magic City Acceptance Academy invite you to join them for a special screening of Jimmy in Saigon and after the movie for a chat with Director and Producer Peter McDowell.

Jimmy in Saigon (2022)

Rated R / Documentary/ 1 hour, 30 minutes

Winner of 11 awards and featured in 30 film festivals worldwide in 2022, including the 24th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, the documentary 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 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.

Tickets are $30 + fees and include a complimentary popcorn and signature cocktail. All proceeds are split between Magic City Acceptance Academy and Sidewalk Cinema. Doors open at 5:30PM and the film begins at 7:00PM.


August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

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