Toronto: Fox Searchlight Brings Sundance Pickup 'The Sessions' To TIFF , Tries To Reignite Awards Talk Fox Searchlight brought its Sundance pickup and Oscar hopeful, The Sessions, to the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday to kick-start the film’s October launch (now set for October 26 but very possibly moving up a week to the 19th). It’s been 8 months since Sundance when the film debuted under the title The Surrogate and immediately sparked early 2012 awards talk, particularly for the performances of John Hawkes and Helen Hunt.
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Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, THE SESSIONS tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined--at age 38--to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.

"The Sessions" stars Adam Arkin, Annika Marks, Helen Hunt, John Hawkes, Moon Bloodgood, Rhea Perlman, and William H. Macy.

Directed by Ben Lewin.
Written by Ben Lewin.
Produced by Ben Lewin, Judi Levine, and Stephen Nemeth.
Production company/distributor: Fox Searchlight.

Release Date: October 19, 2012


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