Ends Thursday, December 20th!
Winner! Audience Award and Special Jury Prize / Sundance Film Festival 2012
2013 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominee! Best Actor, John Hawkes; Best Supporting Actress, Helen Hunt
2013 Golden Globe Nominee! Best Actor, John Hawkes; Best Actress, Helen Hunt
â€śA crowd-pleaser of the finest sort.â€ť â€“ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
â€śHighly recommended. For once in an American movie, the uplift feels earned.â€ť â€“ Ella Taylor, NPR
â€śThe Sessions is a pleasant shock: a touching, profoundly sex-positive film that equates sex with intimacy, tenderness and emotional connection instead of performance, competition and conquest.â€ť â€“ Stephen Holden, New York Times
This poignantly uplifting comedy/drama, based on the autobiographical writings of journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, tells the triumphant story of a man confined to an iron lung (Oscar-nominee John Hawkes, Winter's Bone) who is determinedâ€”at age 38â€”to finally lose his virginity. With the help of a professional sex surrogate (Oscar-winner Helen Hunt, As Good as it Gets) and the guidance of his therapists and priest (Oscar-nominee William H. Macy, Fargo), he sets out to make his seemingly-impossible dream a reality. (Dir. by Ben Lewin, 2012, US, 95 min., Rated R) HD Digital
Purchase a copy of An Intimate Life: Sex, Love and My Journey as a Surrogate Partner by Cheryl T. Cohen-Greene, the inspiration for Helen Huntâ€™s character in The Sessions, during the month of December, and receive a special "Loft Reel Reads" discount off the cover price - 20% for Loft Members and 10% for the general public. Copies of the book are available at The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books.