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Chatham Arts Sustainable Cinema: Loggerheads 

When: Tue., June 28, 7:30 p.m. 2011
Price: $5

North Carolina native filmmaker Tim Kirkman first made a splash in the 1990s with a cheeky, and angry, documentary called Dear Jesse. The film was addressed to North Carolina's then-Sen. Jesse Helms, notorious for his hatred of homosexuals. Kirkman, a gay man, noted in his film the similarities between him and Helms, which included a common hometown of Monroe, N.C., and their shared obsession with gay men. Kirkman's output has been sparse in the subsequent years—it's never easy to get funding for indie films, even if you're Richard Linklater or Spike Lee—but in 2005 he made Loggerheads, a fine fiction feature he wrote from a story by Caitlin Dixon that showcased the regions of North Carolina in a tripartite tale of interlocking narratives. In a small Piedmont town, a family wonders what became of their estranged son, while in the mountains, other characters find themselves on the trail of a child who was given up for adoption long ago. Meanwhile, in Kure Beach, a young man adrift (well-played by Kip Pardue) pursues his fascination with the annually migrating loggerhead turtles. With its mix of metaphor and melodrama, Loggerheads is a lovely film. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. screening is $5; visit www.chathamartsorg. —David Fellerath


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