$25 – $75

A Party in LA to Benefit JIMMY IN SAIGON

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The Silverlake Jewish Community Center

1110 Bates Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90029

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Hosted by FILMMAKER PETER McDOWELL, featuring a new a 14 minute clip from the documentary-in-progress, a conversation between Peter and Jonathan Ames (creator of the HBO series Bored to Death and author of many books, including I Pass Like Night; The Extra Man; What’s Not to Love?, among others), fabulous appetizers, wine/beer, and musical performances from local artists.


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, drug use, sexuality, and healing. The event will feature a 14 minute clip, a conversation between Peter and a guest speaker, performances TBA, a silent auction (featuring a travel package and a prize from Dan Savage himself!), bottle pull (take home a bottle of wine or spirits!), as well as hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants, wine and 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.

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a contribution, you may do so at www.jimmyinsaigon.com/give.

Host Committee: Sarovar Banka, Lisa Bellamore, Betty Bui, Meredith Carter, Todd Cochran, Pamela and Randy Dreyfuss, Inna Faliks, Paul and Sarah Bay Gachot, Brooke Jackson, Stosh Mintek and Dana Rizer, Arnold Rudnick, Dan Savage, Peter Schulman, Kate Tews, Wendy Travers Chao, Palencia Turner, Annamaria Viazzo, Robert Lee Watt, Nate Zeisler


Wednesday, November 6th
7:00-9:00

Silverlake JCC
1110 Bates Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

*FREE PARKING in the Silver Lake JCC lot off of Effie Street - enter through parking lot gate.*

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