Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined - at age 38 - to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.
The Sessions Release Date
In Theaters October 19, 2012
The Sessions Credits
Starring:John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy
Written By:Ben Lewin
Directed By:Ben Lewin
Produced By:Judi Levine, Ben Lewin, and Stephen Nemeth
This week also offers a few indie greats and a couple of big action-oriented films. From RZA to 007, this week is full of great casts, quick wit, and plenty of bonus features. Read on to learn about some of this week’s best releases, and maybe even a few that slipped under your radar.
Feb 12, 2013
This Week In Home Entertainment: The Sessions, Gossip Girl And More
Fox Searchlight’s The Sessions is a film based on a true story about poet Mark O’Brien, who was crippled by polio as a child. It’s a story about the trials of living day to day with the after effects of the disease. It's also a story about a sex surrogate, and the even deeper trials of finding love in a life spent almost entirely in an iron lung.
Feb 07, 2013
The Sessions Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Clip Talks Intimate Scenes And Characters
It’s remarkable that Director Ben Lewin could create the world of The Sessions via an essay the film’s protagonist wrote. That’s exactly what Lewin did, however, and his vision won the Audience Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival before being picked up by Fox Searchlight and distributed. Soon, you’ll get the chance to catch it when The Sessions comes to Blu-ray and DVD on February 12, 2013.
Even back at Sundance, Hawkes's Oscar nomination for this role seemed guaranteed, but what's fun about doing interviews there is both you and the actor are still figuring out how to talk about the movie, and the conversation can be more wide-ranging and open than midway through a massive publicity tour.\
Oct 18, 2012
John Hawkes: The Only Actor To Ever Regret Being Too Muscular In A Nude Scene
Writer-director Lewin bases his triumphant story on the actual experiences of San Francisco writer Mark O’Brien, who documented his time spent with a therapist. And Sessions features remarkable performances by Hunt and Hawkes, who bare their souls for Lewin’s probing cameras to tell this unique story.
Bases on a remarkable true story of poet Mark O'Brien, who was left paralyzed from the neck down by polio, The Sessions--formerly known as the Six Sessions and The Surrogate--reveals the world of sex surrogacy, where a trained sex therapist facilitates or even performs sexual acts for disabled patients
Jun 28, 2012
Trailer For John Hawkes' Sundance Hit The Sessions