Blinded by the Light 12A

Fri 23 Aug – Thu 5 Sep

"★★★★ – Gurinder Chadha’s ode to Springsteen is utterly joyous" – Independent

"★★★★ – you’d need a hard heart to resist" – Empire

"★★★★ – a ray of sunshine" – Evening Standard

England, 1987. Teenager Javed is growing up in Thatcher’s Britain, writing poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household.

When a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics, and discovers an outlet for his own pent-up dreams.

A timely coming-of-age story from the award-winning director of Bend it Like Beckham, based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir.

Dir: Gurinder Chadha

Cast: Vivek Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams, Rob Brydon

UK 2019, 117mins

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