Blinded by the Light

Showed at Images 8/30/2019–9/5/2019

Starring: Viveik Kalra, Nell William

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 tells the story of Javed, 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.

  • Director: Gurinder Chadha
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Music, History

“This is one of the most joyous and exhilarating movies you will see this year. There is so much passion flowing out from the music, screenplay, and acting.”

– The Playlist