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The Sessions


Dir. Ben Lewin. 2012, 95 mins. DCP. With John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy. Based on the autobiographical writings of journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who becomes determined—at age 38—to lose his virginity. O’Brien seeks out help from his therapists and the guidance of his priest in finding a partner. With astonishingly rich and bold performances by John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, The Sessions is a sharply observed, candid, and profoundly moving tale of disability and sexual awakening.

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