The Sessions


By Craig Thornton

Cinema 10's fourth movie of the fortieth anniversary season is The Sessions.  Screen time is Monday, March 4 at 7:15 PM

at the Roxy Theater in Potsdam. 

From Australian American film-maker, Ben Lewin, comes the true story of Mark O'Brien, a polio victim confined to an iron lung who, at 38, decides to lose his virginity at long last. Director Lewin contracted polio at the age of six. For her turn as Mark's sex surrogate, Helen Hunt was honored with an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress; John Hawkes'(seen in Cinema 10's showing of Winter's Bone) lead portrayal received standing ovations at the Sundance Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter said that The Sessions "argues in favor of living a full life, whatever one’s personal constraints, of not being intimidated by societal or religious dogma or, most of all, by one’s fears."

The Sessions is in English; runs 95 minutes and is rated R for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue.

General Admission: $4.50/individual; $35/season tickets

Students and Senior Citizens: $3.50/individual; $25/season tickets

The Review in the Guardian

The Review in New York Times

Cinema 10 is a non-profit, volunteer group which presents alternative film programming. We work to bring the best in American independent and foreign films to North Country audiences. Cinema 10 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For a complete season schedule and more information please visit


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