The Sessions MA15+

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  • Location: Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Nambour 4560 Queensland

WINNER:  Audience Award – Sundance Film Festival

Thirty six year old Mark O'Brien, JOHN HAWKES, contracted polio as a child and as a result lost the use of his body from the neck down.  He sleeps in an iron lung and survives thanks to the dedication of carers, though some are more dedicated than others.  His latest carer, Vera, MOON BLOODGOOD, suggests he sees a sex therapist and he begins a series of sessions with Cheryl Green, HELEN HUNT, a married woman with a teenage son. Mark is a Catholic, and he has long talks with his priest, Father Brendan, WILLIAM H. MACY, about these sessions - sessions in which he finds himself able for the first time in his life to experience sex.

After a long absence from feature films, Australian director Ben Lewin, who himself was crippled by polio as a child, has made this amazing film which is remarkably honest about the subject of sex and the disabled, and bold enough not to pull punches.  The Sessions is brave film making with an off-beat sense of humour; it is funny, sad, uplifting and moving.

The Sessions MA15+
Nambour Arthouse Cinema

Friday 21 December             2.30pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 22 December         7.30pm
Sunday 23 December           4.30pm


Friday 28 December              2.30pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 29December           7.30pm
Sunday  30 December           4.30pm

Country:                    USA
Language:                 English
Rated:                       MA15+ (Strong sexual references, coarse language and nudity)
Running time:            1hr 40m
Director:                    Ben Lewin
Cast:                         John Hawkes, William H Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Helen Hunt

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