Disability Reframed presents The Sessions film screening at Abilities Expo
Presented by Disability Reframed: A Community Film Series
Sponsored by City of Boston Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities
Saturday, September 21: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Room 051 in front of Hall C
This film contains explicit sexual content and is intended for mature audiences only. Viewers must be over 18.
Join us for this terrific film, followed by a post-screening discussion. Based on the true story of Mark O'Brien, a poet/writer and polio survivor since the age of six, who breathes with the use of an iron lung most of each day. Mark (John Hawkes) reaches a point in his adult life where he senses he may be near death, and decides he wants to lose his virginity. After consulting his priest, Father Brendan (William H. Macy), he gets in touch with Cheryl Cohen-Green (Helen Hunt), a professional sex surrogate. The Sessions received numerous accolades, including an Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
This screening is presented by Disability Reframed: A Community Film Series, a free, public film series that began in June, 2009, with a group of volunteers under the sponsorship of the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities. The City of Boston Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities joined as a co-host and sponsor of the film series in the fall of 2012.
The Disability Reframed film series has the following goals: to provide a venue to publicly celebrate disability culture; to promote film literacy using feature films and documentaries that reflect the disability experience; to foster a sense of disability community; and to offer free, accessible social events that encourage people with disabilities to become more socially active.