$25 – $75

A Benefit in NYC for JIMMY IN SAIGON

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The Parlour Lounge

250 W 86th St

New York, NY 10024

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Hosted by FILMMAKER PETER McDOWELL as well as Lisa and Jerry Leshne, featuring a talk between Peter and Deborah Copaken, a performance by John McDowell and friends, guest speakers, and drink & food from local restaurants. Alexandra Spadea will MC.


JIMMY IN SAIGON is a feature-length independent documentary from Peter McDowell and executive producer Dan Savage. Peter's eldest brother, Jim, died in Saigon in 1972 when Jim was 24 and Peter was only 5, and the film is an elegiac portrait that explores war, coming of age, and healing. The event will feature a 14 minute clip, a conversation between Peter and screenwriter, Emmy award winning producer, and NYT bestselling author Deborah Copaken, a musical performance by John McDowell and friends,Also included: a silent auction featuring items from Dan Savage, from artists Michael Attebury and David E. Johnston, a book bundle from author Sara Varon, as well as gift certificates from Palma restaurant, Alice's Tea Cup, Salon84, tickets to Trinity Church's Messiah and the Manhattan JCC's Winter Film Festival, Vote Like a Mother swag, a bottle pull (take a wine or spirits bottle home!), not to mention hors d'oeuvres from Palma Restaurant and Evelyn’s Kitchen and from local chefs Lu and Ettore Viazzo, Alexandra Spadea, and Veronika Hausle-Kalabacos. There will also be wine/beer.


This event is a benefit to fund the completion in 2020 of JIMMY IN SAIGON. Indepedent documentary filmmaking is expensive to produce and fund. With a lean budget under $100,000, JIMMY IN SAIGON is in urgent need of funds to cover editing and post production costs to finish the film and begin submitting it to festivals and distributors.

Host Committee: Benita Alexander, Johnny Atorino, Sean and Melissa Attebury, Sara May Berliner, Julie Burros, Sarah Dandelles, Elaine Delgado, Palma d'Orazio, Lu Doyle and Ettore Viazzo, Erin Harper, John Paul Hennessy, David E. Johnston, Veronika Hausle-Kalabacos and Eric Kalabacos, Jennifer Herlein, Bryan Joseph Lee, Lisa and Jerry Leshne, John McDowell and Alexandra Spadea, Mary McDowell, Colleen McHugh, Dan Savage, and Peter Sciscioli.


Sunday, November 17th
5:00-7:00

The Parlour Lounge
250 W 86th St
New York, NY 10024




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