Blinded by the light

Blinded by the Light Blinded by the Light


Blinded by the Light is set in 1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of rock star 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.

A soaring, brilliant success. Gurinder Chadha’s film bursts with life and is propelled by an infectious energy as well as a determination not to overlook the dark forces which still persist today.  It was easily the feel good film of 2019 and will leave you feeling a little more optimistic about this world we are navigating in, as well as, reminding us why Bruce Springsteen is called ‘The Boss.’

Director(s): Gurinder Chadha

Year of release: 2019

Screening date: Friday 3 April 2020 8:00 pm