Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 4th at 7:00p for The Sessions at the Kendall Square Cinema . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
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 determinedat age 38to 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.