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Cinematique of Wilmington is a series of classic, foreign and notable films sponsored by WHQR and Historic Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets to all screenings are available at the Thalian Hall Website or at the Thalian Hall Box office (Monday-Friday from 2-5pm and one hour before showtime). Admission is $9.63 ($7+ tax and $2.14 ticketing fee)Showtime for Cinematique Films is 7:00pm, plus 4pm matinees on Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) at Historic Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut Street. For more details about the series or individual features, call the Thalian Box Office at 910.632.2285 or click here.

Cinematique Presents: "Learning To Drive"

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Monday-Wednesday, October 12-14, 7 pm

Wednesday, October 14, 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

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 roadblocks.  Clarkson stars as Wendy, a middle-aged book critic who is shattered when her husband Ted (Jake Weber) leaves her. In order to visit her daughter (Grace Gummer), who lives upstate, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and by giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage. (1 hour 45 minutes, Rated R)

"Learning To Drive is precisely the sort of adult-themed, intelligent and heartfelt film it wants to be, with Clarkson and Kingsley wonderfully on point." - Tom Long, Detroit News

"Learning To Drive is a story of companionship, loneliness, resilience. It's a small, artfully crafted thing, but it resonates in big ways." - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer