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BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

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Synopsis:

“Blinded by the Light” is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice. Inspired by a true story, based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll, “Blinded by the Light” was directed by Gurinder Chadha from a screenplay written by Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges.

Release Date:

August 16, 2019

Rated:

US: PG-13
CA: Subject to Classification

Cast:

Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, Hayley Atwell and Dean-Charles Chapman

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Noel D.

Jul 16, 2019

Recommended

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I'm a Lebanese immigrant to the united states and I could relate so much to a lot of aspects of the movie, traditions, cultures, mentality and having to deal with new cultures. The movie was so well done, great cast, great visuals, the music is awesome. I was touched by the end of it, I believe the intended message was delivered perfectly. I have already recommended to couple people I know.

Rosario S.

May 23, 2019

Recommended

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It was an amazing movie. \nI learned a lot.

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