Learning to Drive


City Opera House Sun, Aug 2, 2015 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:90 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:www.learningtodrivemovie.com
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Grace Gummer
Ben Kingsley
Patricia Clarkson
Sarita Choudhury
Jake Weber
Daniela Lavender
Director:Isabel Coixet
Produced by:Dana Friedman
Daniel Hammond
Screenwriter:Sarah Kernochan
Cinematography:Manel Ruiz
Editing By:Keith Reamer
Thelma Schoonmaker
Music By:Dhani Harrison
Paul Hicks


Fiery Manhattanite writer Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) has just found out that her 21 year marriage is over—her husband is leaving her for a younger woman. As she grapples with this turn of events and contemplates her next steps, she realizes that she’s finally going to have to learn to drive so that she can visit her daughter in Vermont. Enter Indian-American cabbie and instructor Darwan (Ben Kingsley), whose life is also at a crossroads as he prepares for an arranged marriage with a recent immigrant from his village in India. As the lessons proceed, the unlikely pair finds that they have a lot to learn from each other and discover about themselves in this sweet, funny, feel-good mid-life-coming-of-age story.