- Loggerheads (film)
name = Loggerheads
caption = Movie poster
Caitlin Dixon Tim Kirkman
Tess Harper Adrian Lee
released = January
runtime = 95 mins
country = USA
language = English
website = http://www.loggerheadsmovie.com/
amg_id = 1:307938
imdb_id = 0406038
"Loggerheads" is an
independent filmwritten and directed by Tim Kirkman, produced by Gill Hollandand released in the United States by Strand Releasingin October 2005. After its debut at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, "Loggerheads" screened at festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. The film won the Audience Award at both the Nashville International Film Festivaland the Florida Film Festival, and took the top prize at Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
Inspired by true events, "Loggerheads" tells the story of an
adoption"triad"—birth mother, child, and adoptive parents—each in three interwoven stories in the days leading up to Mother’s Day weekend, and each in one of the three distinctive geographical regions of North Carolina—mountains, Piedmont and coastal plain.
In Asheville, Grace (
Bonnie Hunt), an airport car-rental agent living with her mother ( Michael Learned), quits her job and embarks on a long-delayed quest: facing the legal barriers that keep her from finding the son she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager. Across the state in Kure Beach, Mark ( Kip Pardue), a young man obsessed with saving loggerhead sea turtles, meets George (Michael Kelly), a friendly motel owner with some secrets of his own, who offers him a place to stay. In the center of the state is the small town of Eden, where a minister's wife ( Tess Harper) struggles to confront her conservative husband ( Chris Sarandon) over their estrangement from their son.
The film also stars
Robin Weigert, Ann Owens Pierce, Valerie Watkins, Trevor Gagnon, Kelly Mizell, Craig Walker, Michael Esper and Joanne Pankow. Irish singer-songwriterand composer Mark Gearywrote original score as well as two songs for the film. The music of singer/songwriter Patty Griffinis also featured prominently, and sonaBLAST! Recordsreleased the soundtrack.
"Loggerheads" was filmed on location primarily in
Wilmington, North Carolinain May, 2004.
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