Blinded by the Light

Directed by Gurinder Chadha
2019
114 minutes
All Ages
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In Bend it Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha’s joyful celebration of Bruce Springsteen’s music, discovering The Boss radically changes one British-Pakistani teenager’s life.

In 1987 Luton, Javed (Viveik Kalra) wants nothing more than to escape the dreary town, its racism and lack of opportunity. Though Javed is drawn to music and writing, his domineering father expects him to pursue a sensible career to bring money into the struggling household. When Javed comes across the music of Springsteen, he finds that the working-class poet speaks directly to his situation and his life – and inspires him to push forward and pursue his dreams. Based on The Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir, Greetings from Bury Park – and made with Springsteen's blessing and full access to his catalogue (richly represented here with a number of iconic hits) – Blinded by the Light is an uplifting testament to the power of art to change lives.

Sat 8 June: Spinning Springsteen party starting at 7.30pm
Sat 8 June session is proudly presented by The Music, Australia's #1 music website

'Blinded by the Light' takes you to that place where pop can be everything: the promise of a life you don’t have yet, but the music says that you can get it… And find yourself.
Owen Gleiberman, Variety

Tickets

Sat 8 June
9pm
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Sun 9 June
8:20pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Past Event Cancel
Sat 15 June
6:35pm
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Special Presentations, Festival Hits, Selling Fast
Year
2019
Classification
All Ages
Country
UK
Language
In English
Director
Gurinder Chadha
Producer
Gurinder Chadha, Jane Barclay, Jamal Daniel
Cast
Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Hayley Atwell
Screenwriter
Sarfraz Manzoor, Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges
Cinematographer
Ben Smithard
Editor
Justin Krish
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Indian Subcontinent, Women Directors, Politics & Economics, Biography, Comedy, Literary Adaptations, Music
Company Credits
Distributor: Universal Pictures International Australasia
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