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The Sessions

October 26, 2012 | 1h 35m

Genre

Drama

Director

Ben Lewin

Cast

John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks, Adam Arkin, Rhea Perlman, W. Earl Brown, Robin Weigert, Blake Lindsley, Ming Lo, Rusty Schwimmer, Jennifer Kumiyama, Tobias Forrest, Jarrod Bailey, James Martinez, Paul MacLean, Phoebe Lewis, Jonathan Hanrahan, Jason Jack Edwards, J. Teddy Garces, Dan Quinn, B J Clinkscales

Producer

Ben Lewin, Judi Levine, Stephen Nemeth, Maurice Silman, Julius Colman, Doug Blake, Abid Sayed, Alexandra Lewin, Darlene Winter

Writer

Ben Lewin, Mark O'Brien

Synopsis

Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, THE SESSIONS tells the story of a man who lived most of his life in an iron lung who is determined - at age 38 - to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapist and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.

Awards

  • Ben Lewin Winner for the 2012 San Sebastian International Film Festival for Audience Award
  • Ben Lewin Winner for the Sundance Film Festival for Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic
  • Helen Hunt Co-Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting
  • Helen Hunt Nominee for the 2012 Academy Award for Actress In a Supporting Role
  • Helen Hunt Nominee for the 2012 BAFTA Award for Actress In a Supporting Role
  • Helen Hunt Nominee for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • Helen Hunt Nominee for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
  • Helen Hunt Nominee for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Helen Hunt Winner for the 2012 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress  
  • Helen Hunt Winner for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
  • John Hawkes Co-Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting
  • John Hawkes Nominee for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor
  • John Hawkes Nominee for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
  • John Hawkes Nominee for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
  • John Hawkes Winner for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
  • William H. Macy Co-Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting

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