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Palace Centro: Learning to Drive Opening Night
Oct 8, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$16
Join us on opening night at Palace Centro Cinema for an Indian soirée co-presented by Brisbane Indian Times and Australian Indian Radio for a screening of Learning to Drive. Fusing the glamour of the boroughs of New York and the culture and colours of India. Saris optional!
Learning To Drive stars Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley and Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson. This is a charming, cross-cultural comedy about a pair of unlikely friends in a wonderfully uplifting film about new adventures and life lessons in middle age. Winner of the audience award at TIFF, if you loved the Lunchbox and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, you will love Learning To Drive.
Palace Centro Cinema – 39 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Thursday October 8, 6.30pm for 7pm commencement
Tickets $16 (Includes a drink on arrival and Indian Delicacies)
Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) is a fiery Manhattan author 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.