This year’s Dramatic Audience Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, writer/director Ben Lewin’s film offers actor John Hawkes yet another opportunity to display his subtlety and range. He stars as real-life poet Mark O’Brien, who was stricken with polio as a boy and was paralyzed from the neck down. O’Brien hires sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene to help him lose his virginity. Returning to her roots in independent film, Oscar winner Helen Hunt co-stars as Cheryl. Hawkes and Hunt were also rewarded for their performances at Park City: The Sessions received a Special Jury Prize for ensemble performances.
Bing Theater | FAQs | Followed by Q&A with writer/director Ben Lewin and stars John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy, and producer Judy Levine.
Co-presented by The New York Times Film Club.
Screening for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and New York Times Film Club members only | Tickets are free; limit two tickets per membership | Proof of member status is required to pick up tickets.
Members of these three groups can reserve their tickets starting on Thursday, September 20, at 5 pm. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
New York Times Film Club members must RSVP to www.nytfilmclub.com for all members-only free screenings
Tickets can be picked up starting at noon on Tuesday, October 9, and must be picked up at least fifteen minutes prior to the screening before being released to the standby line.
PLEASE NOTE: Your reservation does not guarantee entry to the screening. Program subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.