Dear Jesse
Dear Jesse (1998)

A gay filmmaker Tim Kirkman made this documentary about leaving New York and returning to his home state of North Carolina. He interviews many people about their homophobic senator Jesse Helms and concludes that Helms is "obsessed with… More

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Release Date: October 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Daniel M. Kimmel

What [director] Kirkman succeeds in doing is proving that [Jesse] Helms and his bigotry should not personify North Carolina.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Thoughtful, personal examination of the dichotomy of North Carolina as a bizarre mix of the tolerant and the intolerant, the progressive and the reactionary.

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Cole Smithey

A memorable documentary.

David Noh
Film Journal International

A straightforward, nicely diverse likeness of the country and its people that is highly informative and, at times, extraordinarily moving.

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