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.
SELECTED: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019

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.

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'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

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Sat 23 November
8:30pm
Warrina Cineplex Townsville
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Year
2019
Classification
All Ages
Country
UK
Language
In English
Director
Gurinder Chadha
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