This writeup was modified on Monday, October 29. Please read it in its entirety especially if you have a reservation to attend.
We will be attending a free advanced showing of the film “The Sessions” at the Meridian 16 theater in downtown Seattle. Seating is guaranteed for our group. The showing is at 7:00 pm, but all participants must be present by 6:00. We will be admitted to the screening room at 6:15 ahead of folks in the general admission line who are not guaranteed a seat.
Here is a description of The Sessions that appeared in Variety:
A film of tenderness and humor married to the unlikeliest of subjects, "The Sessions" presents the story of poet and polio survivor Mark O'Brien, who left behind an oeuvre of life-affirming writing despite his condition...writer-director Ben Lewin's film focuses on perhaps the most unusual chapter of O'Brien's life, in which the iron lung-bound writer (here played by John Hawkes) arranges to lose his virginity with the help of a sex therapist (Helen Hunt). Careful treatment makes for an exceptional, expertly acted crowd-pleaser.
Here is the link to the review in Variety:
Variety - The Sessions
Here is the trailer for this film:
Trailer - The Sessions
“The Sessions” has a 93% rating on rottentomatoes.com; here is link that that web site where you can read or scan the reviews to determine if this film is for you.
Tomatometer – The Sessions
“The Sessions” won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Here is what is reported at wikipedia.com: The Sessions was considered one of the 2012 Sundance breakout hits. John Hawkes received two prolonged standing ovations at the film's screening. It was praised by critics at the festival as accessible, enjoyable, and light-hearted.”
Meet me at the Meridian 16 Theater no later than 6:00. I plan to be there by 5:45 to check in participants. Meet me at the top of the first escalator - turn left as you step off the conveyance. There will probably be a line of people who have general admission tickets and a group standing around or maybe forming a second line. This is the Seattle Cinema Club - this is for what you are looking. I am an Asian male who wears glasses and will will probably be wearing a hat of some type (khaki beret, black rain hat, multi-color African cap). My cell phone,[masked], will be on until 6:30 and maybe up until 7:00. Please note that once our group has been admitted I cannot help you get in if you are late.
Prior to the two days before this event meetup.com's reservation system will be set on “automatic”. This means if someone cancels his or her reservation the person who has been on the waiting list the longest will be given the opening (first in, first out). During the two days before the event the reservation system will be set on “manual”. This means that when an opening occurs an email with notification of the opening will be sent to everyone on the waiting list and the first person to RSVP will get the spot. The reassignment of the reservation is done automatically by the meetup.com software; I do not have a say in this process so do not email me to ask if you got the spot.