ON SEPTEMBER 26TH, JIMMY IN SAIGON PRESENTS ITS FIRST EVER VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER, HOSTED BY THE PYGMALION ARTS FESTIVAL. THIS FREE EVENT WILL FEATURE A CONVERSATION BETWEEN Executive Producer DAN SAVAGE AND DIRECTOR PETER MCDOWELL, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, AN APPEARANCE BY JONATHAN AMES, A NEW CLIP FROM THE FILM, A SILENT AUCTION, OPTIONAL VIP TICKETS, AND MORE! DETAILS HERE
Help us FINISH JIMMY IN SAIGON by making a tax deductible donation today. Here is an update of where we stand, as of summer 2020:
Jimmy in Saigon is a feature documentary from Los Angeles based filmmaker Peter McDowell and executive producer Dan Savage. Originally from Illinois, Peter chronicles the story of Jim, his eldest brother and a Vietnam War veteran. In 1972, when Jim was 24 and Peter was only 5, Jim died under mysterious circumstances while living as a civilian in Saigon.
Through over 200 of Jim’s letters, candid interviews with Jim’s friends and family, and filming of the truth-seeking journey that led him across the United States, Vietnam and France, Peter creates an elegiac work that examines grief, family secrets, war, drug use, sexuality, and healing, amounting to a celebration of a short but powerful life.
The above charts aim to explain, in a transparent way, how much we need to raise to complete this project. The great news is that we have already raised $81,000 in past years towards past expenses. Now, we have a goal of raising an additional $71,000 in 2020 to finish the film. So far, we have already raised $5000 during May for #GivingTuesdayNow, and we have a $10,000 in-kind gift, so we are already down to $56,000 left to go. If you are interested in learning more about getting a producer credit in exchange for helping to fund this project, please contact Peter; and for anyone who wants to help us, please click on the red GIVE button below – many thanks!
PAST EVENTS (2019):
Urbana Fundraiser Dec. 22nd | Analog Wine Library | INFO
NYC Fundraiser Nov. 17 | Parlour Lounge | INFO
PAST EVENT: Los Angeles Fundraiser November 6 | Silverlake JCC | INFO
PAST EVENT: San Francisco Fundraiser October 7 | INFO
PAST EVENT: Chicago Fundraiser September 27 | INFO