John Hawkes Stars in First Trailer for Sundance Hit 'The Sessions'
The film made a huge impression at Sundance with indie king John Hawkes and Helen Hunt garnering a lot of praise, and now the first trailer for The Sessions (formerly known as The Surrogate) here. This is true indie cinema on display with an original story, and an interesting examination of genuine characters. The story follows a man (Hawkes) confined to an iron lung who is determined, at age 38, to finally lose his virginity. With the help of a sex surrogate (Hunt) and the guidance of his therapist (an unrecognizable Moon Bloodgood) and priest (William H. Macy), he sets out to make his dream a reality. Watch it!
Here's the first trailer for Ben Lewin's The Sessions originally in HD from Apple:
Ben Lewin returns to feature filmmaking for the first time in 18 years with The Sessions, a film which he also wrote based on autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien. John Hawkes plays a man confined to an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity and contacts a professional sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) with the help of his therapist (Moon Bloodgood) and priest (William H. Macy). The film first premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award and US Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting. Fox Searchlight will release The Sessions starting on October 19th.