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The sessions [videorecording] / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents, in association with Such Much Films and Rhino Films, a film by Ben Lewin ; produced by Judi Levine, Stephen Nemeth, Ben Lewin ; written for the screen and directed by Ben Lewin.

Nemeth, Stephen, (producer.). Levine, Judi, (producer.). Lewin, Ben, 1946- (director,, writer,, producer.). Hawkes, John, 1959- (actor.). Hunt, Helen, 1963- (actor.). Macy, William H., 1950- (actor.). Bloodgood, Moon, (actor.). Beltrami, Marco, (composer.). Simpson, Geoffrey, (cinematographer.). Fox Searchlight Pictures. (Added Author). Such Much Films (Firm) (Added Author). Rhino Films. (Added Author). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. (Added Author). Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, John Hawkes. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center Reserve DVD 6094 37684001082646 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for MTH-351 (Codding).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Special features: John Hawkes becomes Mark O'Brien; Helen Hunt as the sex surrogate; the women who loved Mark O'Brien.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music: Marco Beltrami ; editor: Lisa Bromwell ; director of photography: Geoffrey Simpson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, John Hawkes.
Summary, etc.:
Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O'Brien has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist, a sympathetic priest, and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R; for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue CHV rating: 18A.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital (English, English descriptive audio), Dolby surround (Spanish, French).
Language Note:
English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Awards Note:
WINNER: Audience Award Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival 2012
Subject: O'Brien, Mark, 1949-1999 > Drama.
First sexual experiences > Drama.
Therapist and patient > Drama.
Sex surrogates > Drama.
People with disabilities > Sexual behavior > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.

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