Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, The Sessions tells the triumphant story of a man confined to an iron lung (John Hawkes, Winter's Bone) who is determined—at age 38—to lose his virginity. With the help of a professional sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) and the guidance of his therapists and priest (William H. Macy), he sets out to make his dream a reality. Told with sensitivity and humor, this crowd-pleaser is winner of two awards at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: the Audience Award for drama and the Special Jury Prize for ensemble acting in a drama. Official Web Site
A discussion with Director/writer for the screen Ben Lewin and Producer Judi Levine. Recorded October 20, 2012 at The Landmark in West L.A.
John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks, W. Earl Brown, Blake Lindsley, Adam Arkin