Saturday Shorts: Oscar Winning Documentary ‘Breathing Lessons’

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Today’s film is the 1997 short Breathing Lessons. A documentary written and directed by Jessica Yu, this short tells the story of Mark O’Brien, who was afflicted with polio at a young age that left him unable to operate without an iron lung. O’Brien’s story was made into a feature film titled The Sessions, with John Hawkes taking the lead role, that is currently in limited release in the US.

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