Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California -based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined, at age 38, to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of a priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.
We recently talked with director Ben Lewin, just as The Sessions, which has garnered Helen Hunt an Academy Award nomination, makes its way to Blu-ray and DVD. Check out our conversation, then be sure to check out the movie, which is available today!
Before Mark O'Brien, whom John Hawkes plays in the movie, passed away, he started courting a young woman named Susan Fernbach. You actually collaborated with her quite a bit on the screenplay, correct?
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