Director: Ben Lewin
Writer(s): Ben Lewin
Cast: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William. H. Macy
Awards: Sundance (2012): Audience Award for Dramatic, Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Ensemble Acting, and Nominated for Grand Jury Prize
The Sessions tells the story of 38-year old California native journalist and poet, Mark O’Brien, a man confined to an iron lung since the age of six. Though his condition is tragic, his witty sense of humor and plan to lose his virginity allow the audience to embark on a truly unconventional adventure. Seeking guidance from his priest, O’Brien goes on an emotional and physical journey thanks to his newly-hired sex surrogate. Full of hilarity, The Sessions is certainly one to look out for.