Blinded by the Light

Sat 21 Sept

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It’s 1987 and the UK is facing some rather familiar problems – financial hardships, generational divides, extreme prejudice.

Javed (Viveik Kalra) is an aspiring writer, growing up in a traditional Pakistani household – dealing daily with teenage angst, a demanding father and casual bigotry. Everything suddenly changes, however, when a friend enthusiastically introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen.

With iconic hit songs by ‘The Boss’ woven throughout, Blinded by the Light is a timely coming-of-age charmer – based on the memoir of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor – that had its World Premiere at Sundance 2019.

Gurinder Chadha / UK 2019 / 1h54m / 12A – Contains racist language and behaviour, moderate bad language. / Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura.