The quest for love appears insurmountable when a man confined to an iron lung is determined, at age 38, to lose his virginity. Based on the autobiographical writings of Berkeley, California–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, 'The Sessions' chronicles his attempt to transcend the limbo between childhood and adulthood, in which he is literally trapped. With the blessing of an unusual priest and support from enlightened caregivers, the poignantly optimistic and always droll O’Brien swallows his fear and hires a sex surrogate. What transpires over a handful of sessions transforms them both.
THEATRICAL RELEASE: 08/11/2012 RUN TIME: 1HR 35MIN