The Resource The sessions, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents, in association with Such Much Films and Rhino Films, a film by Ben Lewin ; produced by Judi Levine, Stephen Nemeth, Ben Lewin ; written for the screen and directed by Ben Lewin

The sessions, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents, in association with Such Much Films and Rhino Films, a film by Ben Lewin ; produced by Judi Levine, Stephen Nemeth, Ben Lewin ; written for the screen and directed by Ben Lewin

Label
The sessions
Title
The sessions
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures presents, in association with Such Much Films and Rhino Films, a film by Ben Lewin ; produced by Judi Levine, Stephen Nemeth, Ben Lewin ; written for the screen and directed by Ben Lewin
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director
Director of photography
Distributor
Producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O'Brien has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist, a sympathetic priest, and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living. Based on a true story
Member of
Awards note
WINNER: Audience Award Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival 2012
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music: Marco Beltrami ; editor: Lisa Bromwell ; director of photography: Geoffrey Simpson
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • Rating: R; for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue
  • CHV rating: 18A
Language note
  • English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.S46535 2013
PerformerNote
Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, John Hawkes
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1959-
  • 1963-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nemeth, Stephen
  • Levine, Judi
  • Lewin, Ben
  • Hawkes, John
  • Hunt, Helen
  • Macy, William H.
  • Bloodgood, Moon
  • Beltrami, Marco
  • Simpson, Geoffrey
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Such Much Films (Firm)
  • Rhino Films
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
95
Series statement
Fox Searchlight pictures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Brien, Mark
  • First sexual experiences
  • Therapist and patient
  • Sex surrogates
  • People with disabilities
  • People with disabilities
  • Virginidad
  • Discapacitados
  • O'Brien, Mark
  • First sexual experiences
  • People with disabilities
  • Sex surrogates
  • Therapist and patient
Technique
live action
Label
The sessions, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents, in association with Such Much Films and Rhino Films, a film by Ben Lewin ; produced by Judi Levine, Stephen Nemeth, Ben Lewin ; written for the screen and directed by Ben Lewin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
  • Special features: John Hawkes becomes Mark O'Brien; Helen Hunt as the sex surrogate; the women who loved Mark O'Brien
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn823345373
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543831594
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2283159
  • 2283160
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital (English, English descriptive audio), Dolby surround (Spanish, French)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The sessions, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents, in association with Such Much Films and Rhino Films, a film by Ben Lewin ; produced by Judi Levine, Stephen Nemeth, Ben Lewin ; written for the screen and directed by Ben Lewin
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
  • Special features: John Hawkes becomes Mark O'Brien; Helen Hunt as the sex surrogate; the women who loved Mark O'Brien
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn823345373
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543831594
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2283159
  • 2283160
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital (English, English descriptive audio), Dolby surround (Spanish, French)
Video recording format
DVD

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