|Fri 23rd August||7.45pm A/D|
|Sat 24th August||4.30pm A/D|
|Sun 25th August||7.45pm A/D|
|Mon 26th August||7.45pm A/D S/T|
|Weds 28th August||7.45pm A/D|
|Thurs 29th August||10.30am A/D|
Dir: Gurinder Chadha | UK | 2019 | 117 mins
Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nikita Mehta
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.
The screening on Mon 26th September will be shown with subtitles projected onto the screen for the hearing impaired, and these are signified by the symbol S/T on the website and in our monthly brochure. Please note all other screenings of these films are without subtitles.
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