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  Dear Jesse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dear Jesse is a 1998 American documentary film by Tim Kirkman that was released theatrically by Cowboy Pictures in 1998.
Kirkman's own parallels and differences between himself and Jesse Helms are also examined: they're from the same town and college, with media interests, from families blessed by adoptions, Baptists by upbringing and, as Kirkman says, “For most of his more than 24 years in the U.S. senate, Helms has been obsessed with homosexual men.
Produced by Mary Beth Mann, Dear Jesse was edited by Joe Klotz, with music by John Crooke and cinematography by Norwood Cheek.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dear_Jesse   (315 words)

 Jesse Helms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr., (born October 18, 1921) is a former five-term Republican U.S. Senator from North Carolina and a former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
In 1998, Senator Helms was the subject of Dear Jesse, a feature-length documentary by Tim Kirkman that examines the similarities and differences between the filmmaker and the Senator.
With the 1996 Helms-Gantt senate campaign as the backdrop, Dear Jesse is a filmed "letter" to the senator from the openly gay filmmaker, and features interviews with writers, activists, artists, politicians and citizens across the state about Helms' legacy, particularly with regard to his stances on the arts, AIDS funding and GLBT rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jesse_Helms   (1356 words)

 Brain Cancer Survivor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Their evaluation was that Jesse had very low brain activity per an EEG and didn't have pupil or body movement whatsoever.
Jesse's brain was so swollen because of the cancer that it was pushing itself down his spinal column.
Jesse arrived at Clinica Salud in very bad shape and near death in an Air Ambulance because the cancer was so aggressive and left on a Commercial Airliner only one month later.
www.jessekoochin.com   (2154 words)

 A Past That Wouldn't Let Go
Jesse was just standing there, trying to get the worst out of his hair, when he heard a thud next to him.
Jesse decided to keep it to himself, but then he realised that his arms and face were covered in wasp stings and that there was no hiding that.
Jesse had no time to think before he was knocked to the ground and he rolled a few feet across the lot.
diagnosismurder.8k.com /Stories/pastthat.htm   (3330 words)

 'Dear Jesse': Appropriating Helms as a Foil and Fellow Traveler
"Dear Jesse" is a combination of road movie, personal exploration, lament for lost love and political statement.
And those who, as the film shows in its interviews, find him acceptable because he is predictable and, as one man says, trustworthy, will encounter nothing to shake their support.
In 1996, after a breakup with his lover in New York City and as Helms was announcing plans to run again, Kirkman returned to North Carolina to film "Dear Jesse" and to come to terms with his gay identity and his loss while visiting home and attending a college reunion.
partners.nytimes.com /library/film/062698jesse-film-review.html   (474 words)

 The Jesse Kalisher Gallery - Black and White Photography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jesse's book will be in bookstores nationwide in May, but you can own your own first edition, autographed copy today by ordering from us.
Jesse will talk about how to nurture your own “photographer’s eye,” will lead a photo-expedition, and answer general questions throughout the cruise.
Jesse was in California in February and took the opportunity to capture new images of his former home.
www.kalisher.com   (768 words)

 deseretnews.com - Movie review: Dear Jesse | Deseret Morning News Web edition
Following Kirkman's journey back to North Carolina after a painful breakup, "Dear Jesse" begins as a filmed "letter" to the man commonly referred to as "Senator No." The filmmaker tries to persuade Helms to at least understand those he would condemn.
The lawmaker refused to be interviewed for the documentary and still has not seen it (although that hasn't stopped him from issuing a blanket condemnation of it).
"Dear Jesse" is not rated but in PG territory for some mild profanities and racial slurs.
deseretnews.com /movies/view/1,1257,426,00.html   (251 words)

 Fallen Heroes Memorial: Army Pfc. Jesse A. Givens
Jesse was a true American patriot--serving his country in a very trying time and keeping all of us safe and free.
Jesse was all the above and more he was the life that lit up our lives, he was the boy whose laughter could make the world smile, he was a poet, a painter, he was honor and loyalty, and he was our hero.
Jesse gave his all, he is a true hero, dying that I and my family may enjoy freedom, peace and the joy of life.
www.fallenheroesmemorial.com /oif/profiles/givensjessea.html   (21972 words)

 Lurlene McDaniel: Books
I'm afraid that Jesse must be placed on an "in-room" suspension from recess for the next three days for fighting on the playground.
As you are aware, this school system has a zero-tolerance policy regarding physical violence, and therefore Jesse must be punished for his aggressive act toward another student.
Jesse has told his father and me that he will not hit Toby again "UNLESS Toby hurts Melinda." We've always tried to instill a sense of right and wrong in our son, and he knows that hitting others is wrong.
www.randomhouse.com /features/lurlene/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780553570908   (711 words)

 Fallen Heroes Memorial: Marine Sgt. Jesse W. Strong
Jesse always was able to make me work harder in myself and in school and had many words of encouragement for me when he would come to visit our family at thanksgiving.
Jesse will be very much missed by me and Im sure everyone,his smile and his good attitude about any situation is something that I remember even when im doing something I dont want to be doing.
Jesse will always be our hero for the ultimate sacrifice he made for our country and the freedoms we all sometimes take for granted.
www.fallenheroesmemorial.com /oif/profiles/strongjessew.html   (2435 words)

 Dear Jesse [Free Republic]
One can desire power so much that he is willing to sully not only his own name and reputation, but that of God, Himself, in order to maintain his access to it.
Jesse Jackson will probably not suffer the same ostracism and rejection experienced by Bakker and Swaggart.
The reasons are that he is treated differently by liberals in the media and that anyone who criticizes a fl person for even legitimate reasons runs the risk of being called a racist, a charge against which it is nearly impossible to defend yourself.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a67e4e97c5f.htm   (734 words)

Dear Lord, I pray that you give Jesse the strength to overcome this disease and comfort to him and his family.
I pray for Jesse O'Bella, in the name of the father, the son and the hold ghost, that he will be healed of this dread disease.
dear god,in the mind,body and soul of jesse,wherever his pain resides,may it be released with thy help into the healing white light of the holy spirit.
www.beliefnet.com /prayer/commemoration.asp?milestoneTypeID=6&milestoneID=50003   (1268 words)

 Dear Jesse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A deeply moving and often hilarious meditation on controversial issues, DEAR JESSE has universal appeal and timely political significance.
Dear Jesse, For a long time, I thought we had nothing in common, but I realize now I was wrong.
You and I were both born in Monrow, North Carolina, and raised as Southern Baptists.
www.newyorkerfilms.com /nyf/synopsis.jsp?catalogNo=NYV72299   (114 words)

 Politics Is Personal: A Conversation with Tim Kirkman, Director of "Dear Jesse"
Tim Kirkman "always dreamed 'Dear Jesse' would get theatrical release," but he assumed it would "probably end up on television somewhere." After a year of touring festivals, and public television rejecting him, Cowboy Booking ("The Beyond") chose Kirkman's film to be the company's first documentary release.
Kirkman traveled to South Carolina on the eve of arch-conservative, Jesse Helm's reelection campaign.
Kirkman: With "Dear Jesse", I'm finding people will find their story in my story.
www.indiewire.com /people/int_Kirkman_Tim_980625.html   (1019 words)

 Jesse's Page
He would have to undergo a series of 3 open Heart surgerys for his defect..starting at birth to about age 3.
Jesse had his first surgery at 4 days old, and did very well..he was home in only 12 days.
He continued to do very well, until one sad day when he was nearly 3 months old.
www.geocities.com /hlhs_kids/Jesse.html   (364 words)

 Dear Jesse
The pen was practically shaking in her hand as she finished the letter.
This was her final release from the prison of being the woman Roswell and Jesse knew.
The more time Isabel had wanted to spend with Jesse, the more time her true self had wanted to spend with Kyle.
www.angelfire.com /tv2/dficworld/roswell/dearjesse.html   (1713 words)

 CNN - Review: Documentary on Jesse Helms comes from the heart - July 29, 1998
Kirkman is definitely speaking from his heart, and the best conclusion he can come to when trying to decipher Helms' particular brand of strategically righteous hate politics is that Jesse honestly means what he's saying, too.
I'd categorize that as very small conciliation, but Kirkman's interviews with a wide variety of North Carolina residents (some of them are on Helms' side) are often quite inspiring, and just as often terribly sad.
Kirkman, interviewing subjects as if all of them are his lifelong neighbors, finds that everybody in the state is psychically affected to some degree by Jesse's often repellent old-world zeal.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/Movies/9807/29/review.dearjesse   (903 words)

 Mark Brine Music: Country Music Downloads: Dear Jesse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jesse was a good boy, he didn't mean nobody harm • He just loved young Ginny with a love that was so strong • Whatever you are wantin', Ginny, I will fetch for you • Bring me but a gold ring, I can wear in thoughts of you, just
Jesse took a pistol from his daddy's woodshed door • 'N went down to the city-near 'n robbed the jewelry store • In the chase that followed, frightened Jesse killed a man • 'N stole away upon a train with the ring still in his hand
Ginny came up to the jail, she came upon his cell • Jesse made her promise of the ring she'd never tell • The scaffold holds my true love all my dreams 'n everything • 'N I stand in the shadow clutchin' to dear Jesse's ring
www.markbrine.com /country_music/free_music_downloads_dear_jesse.htm   (808 words)

 Strange bedfellows / Mountain Xpress / Asheville, NC
Mann mentioned that, in 1990, she had been very active in Jim Hunt's campaign for governor, and that as a liberal Democrat, she often wondered who it was, exactly, that shored up Helms' seemingly immutable reign in the Senate.
In Dear Jesse, we accompany Kirkman in his dad's old truck, on a series of personal – and political – pit stops.
Finally, we observe Kirkman and his father (who has come to accept and support his son's sexual orientation) driving through the Wingate neighborhood where the filmmaker grew up, wondering aloud whether, if Helms had had a gay son of his own, his attitude toward homosexuality might be different.
www.mountainx.com /ae/1998/0923kirkman.php   (1186 words)

 Movie Review: Dear Jesse / Mountain Xpress / Asheville, NC
Of course, Dear Jesse is a documentary, while Loggerheads is a fact-based narrative film.
Dear Jesse is the rough-hewn work of a talented first-timer finding his way with film at the same time as he uses the film he's making to try to find himself.
Dear Jesse approaches this dichotomy by trying to understand – or at least come to terms with – what remains one of the great mysteries of this state for myself and other like-minded people: the longevity of Jesse Helms as a U.S. senator.
www.mountainx.com /movies/d/dearjesse.php   (592 words)

 Dear Jesse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kirkman's amiable Roger and Me approach takes on its subject with wit and verve, but at times the camera meanders off as the filmmaker tries to illuminate irrelevant details from his own personal life.
The most pointed moments come from Jesse himself, on air and cultivating homophobia, and from Kirkman's interviews with persons who have had dealings with the senator.
In a letter of condolence to a mother who lost her son to AIDS, Helms proselytizes the Bible's condemnation of homosexuals and tells her that her son "played Russian roulette with his sexuality." That says it all.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/movies/98/07/09/DEAR_JESSE.html   (175 words)

 Dear Jesse . Austin Chronicle . 08-03-98
Tim Kirkman's open letter to Senator Jesse Helms is a sincerely heartfelt meditation on the longtime lawmaker's homophobic and generally mean-spirited political stance.
It feels as though there are more than a few details missing from Kirkman's meditation and that his own self-exile has been exempted from the same scrutiny he holds to the exclusionary politics of Jesse Helms.
In addition to this, Dear Jesse is pocked with the kind of shaky camerawork that's indicative of novice filmmaking.
www.filmvault.com /filmvault/austin/d/dearjesse2.html   (325 words)

 Untitled Document
Dear Jesse, "Our Golden Retriever, Allie, was diagnosed with hip dysplasia when she was less than 1 year old.
Jesse is one of lucky boy who was able to meet you guys.
We are therefore enclosing a check for Jesse's Fund in the hopes that this will bring a quality of life for Jesse he certainly deserves.
www.goldenbondrescue.com /jesseltrs.html   (1609 words)

 Untitled Document
Shame on you Jesse B. You owe the folk of PPIO the privilege of reading their mail without repeats and evidences of the Reply Key used indiscriminately.
You know, for example, Jesse B., that Vicki said to E-MAIL her DIRECTLY about the egg-stravaganza; so, you don't post a quick reference on the mail list as you head out the door.
I'm gonna say, "What you hear today, dear folks, is a mixture of blood, sweat and tears, results of many years and a little bit of...
www.porcelainpainters.com /jessebrown/jesse.htm   (12732 words)

 Helms Blast "Dear Jesse," The Media, and Gays; DGA Supports National Preservation; Philips To Tackle "Cohen"; and ...
Helms Blast "Dear Jesse," The Media, and Gays; DGA Supports National Preservation; Philips To Tackle "Cohen"; and Oscars Moving
The infamous Senator from North Carolina, Jesse Helms, took time out from his busy schedule on Friday to blast Tim Kirkman's documentary, "Dear Jesse," several newspapers, and gay people in general.
If he saw 'Dear Jesse,' I hope he would realize that I have not done to him what he continues to do to gay people, artists, African-Americans and many others -- which is to demonize them."
www.indiewire.com /biz/biz_980630_briefsHelmsblas.html   (327 words)

 Updates Updates Updates
I'll be responding to the highlight of the Dear Jesse letters from the last 5 weeks pretty soon, so keep an eye out for 'em!
Anyway, the Dear Jesse now has a cheap archive courtesy of me. I think Jesse was babbling something along the lines that she might make a better one.
Yet moooore Dear Jesse and she still has more to fill out.
members.fortunecity.com /rocketgang/updates.html   (1435 words)

 jess1699.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dear Jesse airs on the Cinemax cable network Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m., and will also be screened at Chicago´s Music Box Theatre March 6­ 7.
With the Cinemax pickup of Dear Jesse, Kirkman anticipates his film reaching homes which the theatrical distribution couldn´t, including those who live under similar conservative clouds as parts of his home state.
Kirkman, currently working on the cinematic adaptation of David Drake´s The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, hopes the Shepard­ updated version of Dear Jesse serves to document not only the murdered youth, but also a struggle he hopes will eventually be part of our past.
www.windycitymediagroup.com /archives/jess1699.html   (723 words)

 Dear Jesse (1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is a touching documentary about a young man who lives in New York City but grew up in North Carolina.
He addresses his narrative in the film to Jesse Helms, the overtly and unabasedly homophobic Senator from North Carolina.
The narrator revisits many places where he grew up and interviews friends and family asking about the bigotry that Helms openly displays.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0150290   (314 words)

 Jesse Helms .... "You are an asshole"
However, in the malodorous case of Jesse Helms
Weld, the moderate Republican nominated by President Clinton to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, abandoned his fight against conservative Sen. Jesse Helms and told the White House to withdraw his nomination.
Jesse, you are a one-man argument for term limits in politics.
www.rjgeib.com /about-me/faq/helms.html   (584 words)

 CJNews Seniors Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Some of these programs will offer supports to help maintain her in her own home, while others provide supports within residential settings.
Readers are invited to send any questions they have for Jesse to The CJN.
Jesse is the executive director of Jewish Support Services for the Elderly (JSSE) in Montreal.
www.cjnews.com /pastissues/99/mar11-99/seniors/seniors.htm   (242 words)

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