Our private screening events have been incredibly well received by students, professors, corporate audiences, and beyond. We consider screening requests on a case-by-case basis and would love to meet with you to discuss your vision.

Events can look like:

1) Virtual Screening: A limited virtual screening window via your preferred platform or we can make a recommendation. Typically these windows range from 24-72 hours.

2) In-Person Screening: We will provide a copy of the film for an in-person screening. We can accommodate more than one screening if budget allows.

3) Director Q&A: Schedule permitting, we can arrange for Director Peter McDowell to join the event, either in a virtual Q&A or in-person at your screening.

4) Panel Discussion: We can work with you to organize around a panel topic of your choosing (i.e. LGBTQIA+ identity, Southeast Asian Studies, generational trauma, the Vietnam War, cross cultural storytelling, etc.) and bring together voices from your organization as well as from various participants and crew from the film. Past panels have included Jimmy in Saigon team members: Director Peter McDowell, Executive Producer Dan Savage, Executive Producer Corey Tong,  Producer/Composer John McDowell, and Animator Triết Lê.

5) Your Own Custom Event! We’d love to work with you to create a unique screening set-up that fits your needs.

Sample Virtual Panel from Bentonville Film Festival


Hosting a screening of Jimmy in Saigon was the perfect way to usher in the museum’s annual Pride Film Festival, and was made even more meaningful with Peter McDowell’s visit and post-screening conversation with community members. The themes explored in the film – from love and family dynamics, to how we are remembered and beyond – offered an opportunity for community members to reflect on their own feelings around lived experiences while going on a cinematic journey that was not only beautiful and thrilling, but also deeply moving. We look forward to collaborating with Peter again in the future!

Melissa Mohr, Interim Executive Director, Figge Art Museum

“In honor of Asian Heritage month, Memorial Day, and Pride month, we screened Jimmy In Saigon for our employees, and we found that it was very successful for many different reasons. The movie gave a platform to bring different Employee Resources Groups (ERGs) within our company together and share common interests and family values. The movie has touched many different hearts and souls in our company. With this kind of impact, we highly recommend this to other ERGs and organizations who would like to engage their employees on open and productive discussions of topics such as family values, veteran and LGBT experiences.” 

Hoang Nguyen, Microsoft

“While JIMMY IN SAIGON resonates strongly with life in a Midwest college town, your film universally represents a rich personal journey of discovery and understanding of LGBTQ+ identities across time and cultures. I truly appreciate our working together to present your film so successfully at the University of Illinois and was pleased we were able to attract new and diverse audiences to our AsiaLENS programming through your film.”

– Jason Finkelman, Curator, AsiaLENS Film Series
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“A compelling exploration of a variety of issues, from Southeast Asia and its relations with the US to how family ties can be frayed and repaired to how LGBTQ identity has changed over the past fifty years. It elicited lively questions and discussion on these topics, and on the filmmaking process. It was great to have you and other contributors to the project respond personally to these questions, and I know this event enriched our film studies program here, in addition to the College as a whole.”

– Dr. Jordan Kellman, Professor of History
University of Louisiana at Lafayette


To set up an intro call with our team, please reach out to After firming up the event details together, we will follow up with hosting materials such as promotional images, press kit, etc.


How long is the film? The film’s runtime is 89 minutes. The majority of the film is in English. There are English translations for brief French and Vietnamese portions and the entire film will have English captions soon.

What materials can I share with my organization or company to pitch an event? You can find our Information Deck here.