Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson

​On Monday, August 17th, 2015 the Red Carpet Film Premiere "LEARNING TO DRIVE" held at THE PARIS THEATRE & AFTER-PARTY RECEPTION at SOUTHGATE BAR & RESTAURANT.

The cast includes Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury, Samantha Bee, Avi Nash, Sean Cole with filmmakers Isabel Coixet (Director), Thelma Schoonmaker (Editor), Dana Friedman (Producer), Katha Pollitt (Author), Sarah Kernochan (Screenwriter), Vicki Farrell (Costume Designer), Gabriel Hammond (Executive Producer) and Daniel Hammond (Producer).

Additional guests included:
Bryan Batt, Meetu Chilana, Peter Cincotti, Francesca Faridany, Tovah Feldshuh, Lora Lee Gayer, Montego Glover, Lena Hall, Sakina Jaffrey, Laura Michelle Kelly, Nanette Lepore, William Ivey Long, Taylor Louderman, Matthew Morrison, and Kaity Tong.

Inspired by a true story, LEARNING TO DRIVE stars Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley in a feel-good comedy about an improbable friendship. Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author (Patricia Clarkson) whose husband has just left her for another woman; Darwan (Ben Kingsley) 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.

The beautiful Patrick Clarkson wore an exquisite Naeem Kahn Floral embroidered applique gown in Coral/Black from the Autumn/Winter 2015 collection.



















































​Photo Credit: Marion Curtis/StarPix and LUXXELIVING

LEARNING TO DRIVE Film Premiere and After-Party

Photo Credit: Marion Curtis/StarPix

Sarita Choudhury

​Matthew Morrison and wife Renee Puente