New York Premiere of “Learning to Drive”

by Eliza Weinreb Photographed by Sir Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson== New York VIP Premiere of LEARNING TO DRIVE(arrivals)== The Paris Theatre, New York== August 17, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo-JIMI CELESTE/patrickmcmullan.com==
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On Monday, August 17, Isabel Coixet’s “Learning to Drive” premiered at New York’s Paris Theater. The film, starring Patricia Clarkson and Sir Ben Kingsley, is about a wealthy, emotionally distant Manhattan book critic whose marriage is falling apart learning how take control of her life and get back behind the wheel. Helping her in her journey of discovery, and providing insightful, metaphorical lessons, is Kingsley’s character: a Sikh Harlem-based driving instructor/cabbie with marriage troubles of his own.

In addition to Clarkson and Kingsley, stars that graced the red carpet include Sarah Kernochan, Sarita Choudury, Korri Colbertson, Jake Weber, Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, Sakina Jaffrey, Lena Hall, Taylor Louderman, Bryan Batt, Matthew Morrison, Tom Murro, Cornelia Guest, William Ivey Long, Montego Glover, designer Nanette Lepore, Lora Lee Gayer, Laura Michelle Kelly, Meetu Chilana, and Peter Cincotti.

The after party took place at Southgate bar & restaurant.

“Learning to Drive” will be in theaters August 21.

Photos by Patrick McMullan


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