Dear Jesse
Dear Jesse (1998)

In this personal documentary, gay filmmaker Tim Kirkman breaks up with his lover in New York and returns to his home state of North Carolina where he talks to numerous people in an effort to gain an understanding of North Carolina's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 10, 1998
DVD 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.

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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