"Tender and true. Sensitively acted. Tim Kirkman's knowledge and obvious love of his home state lend the film a pungent authenticity. The settings feel comfortably lived-in and the people three-dimensional. If it isn’t easy being any of the troubled people wandering through the film, Loggerheads makes it easy not only to believe in them, but to care about them as well."
-Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Inspired by a true story, LOGGERHEADS follows the lives of three people: Grace, a birthmother searching for the son she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager; Mark, the son she relinquished, who makes a pilgrimage to the coast to rescue endangered sea turtles; and Elizabeth, Mark’s adoptive mother and a minister’s wife, who becomes concerned by the changes taking place in her suburban world. Set in three distinctive regions of North Carolina in three different years, the film examines the political and personal distress that happens in the lives of one adoption triad.
Shot on location in North Carolina, LOGGERHEADS stars Tess Harper, Bonnie Hunt, Kip Pardue, Michael Kelly, Chris Sarandon, Michael Learned, Robin Weigert, Trevor Gagnon, Ann Owens Pierce, Valerie Watkins, Joanne Pankow, Michael Esper and Kelly Mizell. It was distributed theatrically by Strand Releasing. LOGGERHEADS was produced by Gill Holland.
ACCLAIM and REVIEWS:
Roger Ebert review of “Loggerheads”
The Gay and Lesbian Review, “Tim Kirkman: Storyteller of Human Complexity” by John Esther
Entertainment Weekly, “Loggerheads” (by Owen Gleiberman)
Entertainment Focus, Review of “Loggerheads” by Pip Ellwood