New Trailer – Sessions (Helen Hunt, Jown Hawkes)

This little film has done the rounds of the festivals to a warm reception.

The film tells the true story of Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes), a writer and poet crippled by polio, who sets out at the age of 38 to lose his virginity, with spiritual guidance from his priest (William H. Macy) and a sex therapist (Helen Hunt), with whom he forms a close bond. O’Brien’s tale has already been the subject of the 1997 Oscar-winning doc “Breathing Difficulties,” but this appears to be a lovely expansion of that story within a very accessible movie (which is pretty neat little feat). – Kevin Jagernauth