The Sessions a funny and moving film about author/poet Mark O’Brien, who was paralyzed from the neck down do to polio. Writer/Diretor Ben Lewin, a polio survivor himself, has crafted one of the year’s most heartwarming and often hilarious films. Standout (read Oscar Worthy) performances from John Hawkes and Helen Hunt highlight this indie gem. Click through for our roundtable chat with Ben Lewin.
For our September Calender Must-See list we decided to concentrate on Films and that includes the awesome Dallas VideoFest and much more. Click thru as we check in with the Angelikas, Texas Theatre, TIFN, and even the Dallas Institute. O and we’ll also talk about one major Broadway play, because Steven Spielberg already has made a movie about it. Lights, Camera, action and all that.
Sundance darling ANOTHER EARTH opens up in Dallas (& Plano Angelika locations) this Friday and it is the mind-bending brainchild of Director/Co-Writer Mike Cahill and Lead Actress/Co-Writer Brit Marling. The standing ovation they garnered at this year’s Sundance film festival was no fluke. An intelligent, emotionally draining and insightful look at what would happen if “Another Earth” appeared in the night sky. The incredibly humble and kind duo were in Dallas this past week to discuss their bold film.