Ben Lewin has signed on to direct the romantic drama A MOMENT TO REMEMBER starring Katherin Heigl. Judi Levine will executive produce with an expected production start later this year.
The Fall Movie Preview magazine issues are starting to appear on store shelves, and guess what?!?!? The Sessions is in them!
Check out this interview with John Hawkes in the New York Magazine - Click here to read
We're also featured on pages 61 and 62 of the Entertainment Weekly Fall Movie Preview issue with s, on news stands now!
We're just a day away from the international premiere of "The Sessions" at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the word is starting to spread!
Check out this write up that ran concurrently in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Click here to go to TheAge
The following write-up by Baz Bambigboye ran in London's Daily Mail on July 27th. Couldn't really ask for a better review!
John Hawkes and Helen Hunt star in a movie called The Sessions, which will emerge as one of the year’s best, though, annoyingly, it doesn’t open here until January 2013.
It’s based on a true story about a poet and journalist by the name of Mark O’Brien. If I tell you that O’Brien, in the film and real life, was dependent on an iron lung because he contracted polio as a boy and was left paralysed from the neck down, you might think for a moment: ‘Oh, please, I don’t need to see this.’
But you do need to see this film. And what’s more, you need to see it more than once. Hawkes’s portrayal of O’Brien brims with humour and intelligence. It’s a towering performance that captures a man’s life with empathy and honesty.
I haven’t even reached the bit where O’Brien, a staunch Roman Catholic, decides that aged 36 he’s tired of being a virgin, so he seeks the blessing of his priest (a lively turn from William H. Macy) to hire a willing volunteer who will initiate him in the joys of the flesh.
Helen Hunt plays Cheryl Cohen Greene who did, indeed, teach O’Brien how to achieve satisfaction. Hunt’s had disappointing roles in the past, but she makes the most of this one.
Hawkes dominates the film. He was nominated a couple of years back for best supporting actor in Winter’s Bone. He surely deserves Oscar and Bafta nominations for a performance that teaches us all to live life to the full.
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The list is growing, The Sessions is now also scheduled to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. See the film mentioned in this recent Los Angeles Times article.
Look for more announcements soon!
Just announced yesterday, The Sessions is currently scheduled for two screenings in writer/director Ben Lewin and producer Judi Levine's home town of Melbourne, Australia. Ben and Judi will be guests of the Melbourne International Film Festival in August of this year, where the film will make it's Southern Hemisphere debut.
Current screening times are Saturday August 4th, 6:30pm at Hoyts Melbourne Central and Sunday August 5th, 6:30pm at Greater Union Cinema 3.
Click here to go to the online catalogue page to find out more about screenings and tickets.
Check out some of these great posts that have popped up online since The Sessions trailer was released last week. Also, don't forget to go seen the other recent Fox Searchlight release Beasts of the Southern Wild and look for The Sessions trailer before hand.
"The Sessions" Gets the Goods
-The Huffington Post
"The Sessions" Trailer: John Hawkes, Your Future Best Actor Winner?
The Sessions Trailer: John Hawkes Is the 38- Year Old (Paralyzed) Virgin
-We Got This Covered
First Trailer for the Sundance Hit "The Sessions"
Sundance Hit "the Sessions"
First Trailer and Poster for THE SESSIONS Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy
-City of Films
Gather Round Everyone, Helen Hunt is Back
Trailer: Helen Hunt Helps John Hawkes in The Sessions
-Ropes of Silicon
Check out this great Indiewire blog post listing The Sessions in multiple categories for Oscar 2013 predictions. (please note, the article refers to the film by its working title Six Sessions)
The Surrogate is now The Sessions and is slated for a US release on October 26th!!! Look for more exciting news in the coming weeks...