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SCIART Films in the Gallery: Jimmy in Saigon

Presented by Studio Channel Islands at Studio Channel Islands

May 20 2023
SCIART Films in the Gallery: Jimmy in Saigon

Documentary by Peter Mcdowell

Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) presents Jimmy in Saigon, a documentary by Peter McDowell. The film 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

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