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BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Wednesday, November 20

Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast:Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra
Year: 2019
Runtime: 118 minutes
Country: UK
Language: English
Rating: PG

1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run...

“Newcomer Kalra makes for an engaging protagonist, as believable in his life angst as he is in his Boss worship.” - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“Warm, funny, humane and deeply sincere, this ode to Bruce Springsteen, breaking free and belonging isn't content merely to revel in Springsteen's greatest hits - although it does, with vibrant, vicarious exhilaration.” - Ann Homoday, Washington Post

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