Film and director explore life after polio

The Sessions

The SessionsAn acclaimed film about a man confined to an iron lung and determined to lose his virginity—at age 38 and with the help of his priest and therapists—will be shown at a free screening of The Sessions at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in Prochnow Auditorium.

Director Ben Lewin will be present to discuss the film, which was named a Sundance Film Festival audience favorite. Lewin also will discuss his own disability due to polio and how it shaped his approach to making the movie.

The Sessions stars John Hawkes, William H. Macy and Helen Hunt, whose performance earned her an Academy Award nomination. It is rated “R” for strong sexuality, including graphic nudity and frank dialogue.

Those with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Central Ticket Office.

The screening is sponsored by NAU’s Commission for Disability Access and Design. Tickets are free but required in advance through the NAU Central Ticket Office located in the University Union or by calling (928) 523-5661.