Cinematique Presents: "Learning To Drive"

Sep 29, 2015

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