Blinded by the Light
Fri 16 Aug—Thu 29 Aug
Times: Various at Copper & Red Brick Auditorium
Tickets: £7-£5 , approx running time: 117mins
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra
Interweaving the iconic smash hits of Bruce Springsteen, from Badlands to Thunder Road, Gurinder Chadha’s latest feel-good film, Blinded by the Light, is both an inspiring tribute to the power of music and a moving account of the generational and cultural divide between a father and son.
1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss 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…
Based on the memoir of lauded Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this timely coming of age story proves that the right song has the capacity to transcend race, religion and place, tap into our hearts and help us discover who we really are.
Tuesday Pics & Pizza: Enjoy a film, big slice of Pizza and soft drink for just £10 on Tuesday evenings
Subtitled Screenings: Saturday 24 August, 5.15pm | Thursday 29 August, 2pm
The main feature will commence 15 minutes after the advertised screening time.
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