As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.
Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.
A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes, deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case and a woman, the memory of whom still haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.
Wendy (Patrician Clarkson), a self-absorbed New York book critic, is shocked to reality by the sudden end of her marriage. Always dependent on her husband for driving, she must now learn to take the wheel on her own. Her instructor Darwan (Ben Kingsley) is a Sikh Indian who watches with alarm as his pupil falls apart at the seams. He himself is contemplating an arranged marriage with a woman he has never met. As these two lives intersect, both will change in unpredictable ways. Written by
At the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival screening, Patricia Clarkson revealed that her name was attached to this project for nine years and didn't drop out of it because she loved the script. See more »
I just don't understand why men do that, wag their balls in your face.
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Hollister and O'Toole were completely charmed by "Learning to Drive" at this week's Provincetown International Film Festival where it rightfully took home the @hbo #AudienceAward. (At the Toronto International Film Festival audiences ranked it second only to "The Imitation Game".)
It is a simple story of two very different lives intersecting, at just the right moment. As Hollister says, it's not just about Learning to Drive it's really about Learning to Live.
Featuring the indomitable re-pairing of Sir Ben Kingsley (yes, our Oscar-winning "Gandhi") and Oscar-nominee (and two-time Emmy winner for "Six Feet Under") Patricia Clarkson. Directed by Barcelona's very talented Isabel Coixet (who also directed Kingsley, Clarkson, and Penélope Cruz in "Elegy"). Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan who has won two (!) Oscars for her documentaries, and whose artistic output has given O'Toole a complete complex.
Grace Gummer (Meryl Streep's real-life daughter) plays the movie daughter of Clarkson (who, like Meryl, went to the Yale School of Drama) and Jake Weber (Patricia Arquette's husband on "Medium").
Hollister and O'Toole and their complexes completely apologize when it comes to pronouncing last names in this podcast. Isabel Coixet, Sarah Kernochan please just come give us a tutorial so we can sing your praises in person.
Theatrical release set for August 21, 2015.
Podcast extras include:
Official "Learning to Drive" trailer Clip from "Elegy" Musical excerpt from "Thoth" (the Oscar-winning short documentary by "Learning to Drive" screenwriter Sarah Kernochan.
Now put your seatbelts on first, and go listen to the podcast. http://screenthoughts.net/podcast/learning-drive/
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