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Dear Jesse

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Genre  Documentary
Music director  John Crooke
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Country  United States
7.3/10 IMDb

Director  Tim Kirkman
Initial release  October 10, 1998
Screenplay  Tim Kirkman
Writer  Tim Kirkman
Language  English
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Cast  Matthew Shepard, Jesse Helms, Allan Gurganus, Lee Smith, Hal Crowther
Similar movies  Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World (2003)

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Dear Jesse is a 1998 American documentary film by Tim Kirkman that was released theatrically by Cowboy Pictures in 1998.

Contents

Using a first-person narrative style in the form of a "letter" to Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC), the filmmaker explores the parallels and differences between himself — an openly gay man — and the staunchly anti-gay rights public servant. The film also features interviews with Helms' foes and fans, community activists, novelists Lee Smith and Allan Gurganus, openly gay Carrboro mayor Mike Nelson, and people in the street, including a brief interview with Matthew Shepard, then a student at Catawba College.

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Production

Dear Jesse was produced by Mary Beth Mann and executive produced by Gill Holland. It was edited by Joe Klotz, with music by John Crooke and cinematography by Norwood Cheek.

Awards and nominations

In 1998, the film won the Audience Award at Frameline, the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and was named Best Documentary of the Year (Runner-Up) by the Boston Society of Film Critics. After the film aired on the HBO/Cinemax “Reel Life” series, Kirkman was nominated for an Emmy Award (Documentary Writing Category).

References

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