The official red carpet premiere for LEARNING TO DRIVE took place on Monday night, August 17, at the Paris Theatre in New York City and was attended by cast and crew including Sir Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Sarita Choudhury, and director Isabel Coixet. The afterparty was held at Southgate on Central Park South.
Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks. Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.
LEARNING TO DRIVE releases in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, August 21, and opens in additional cities in the weeks to come. NY/LA theater list is below:
NY – AMC Lincoln Square (Broadway and 68th St.)
NY – Angelika (18 West Houston St.)
LA – Arclight Hollywood (6360 Sunset Blvd.)
LA – The Landmark (10850 West Pico)
** Meet Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson at a special Q&A at The Landmark after this Friday’s 7:15pm show **
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