Screening of "American Exile, a movie about veterans fighting being deported. Q&A to follow with filmmaker John Valadez.


About the film:

As teenagers in the 1960s, brothers Valente and Manuel Valenzuela volunteered and fought in Vietnam. Now fifty years later, they are being deported to Mexico; a country they have not been to since childhood. The brothers were shocked to discover they are not alone, across the country there are thousands of honorably discharged US Military veterans who also share their fate. Outraged, they decide to don their uniforms for one last fight, a battle to stop the deportation of military veterans that will go all the way to the White House. Q & A with graduating student John Valadez to follow.

VCFA's MFA in Film spring residency, April 21-27, will feature daily screenings of films by visiting filmmakers and graduating students and a special interactive evening with actor Luis Guzman. All events will be held at Montpelier's Savoy Theater. Follow the link to register for free tickets.


  • Occurred Sunday, April 21st, 2019 @ 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm


Savoy Theater

Main Street
Montpelier, 05602