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GI Film Festival San Diego: 'Jimmy in Saigon'

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:45 PM
Museum of Photographic Arts at the San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA @ SDMA) in Balboa Park
All Ages
General Admission - $10
Military, Veteran, KPBS or Student Admission - $8

“Jimmy in Saigon” is 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 (and Jimmy’s brother) Peter McDowell was only five. While investigating Jimmy’s drug use and sexuality, Peter takes us from the U.S. Midwest to Vietnam, to 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.


Jimmy in Saigon - Official Trailer

Established in 2015, the GI Film Festival San Diego is a multi-day showcase of films for, by, and about military and veteran experiences. Films featured in the festival reveal the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of service members and veterans. The festival also provides veterans and service members with an opportunity to further their creative skills. GI Film Festival San Diego on Facebook / KPBS on Instagram

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Museum of Photographic Arts at the San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA @ SDMA) in Balboa Park

1649 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101

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