FILM: Blinded by the Light(12A)
Thu, 6th February, 2020 @ 19:00pm - 21:00pm£4 – £6
★★★★“Blinded by the Light, review: Gurinder Chadha’s ode to Springsteen is utterly joyous. The film offers not only a reminder of Springsteen’s lyrical genius, but of how he’s always served as a beacon for the disenfranchised.” The Independent REVIEW
Javed is a Pakistani teenager who experiences racial and economic turmoil while living in Luton, England, in 1987. He writes poetry as a way to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the stubborn views of his traditional father. When a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteeen, Javed sees parallels between the singer’s powerful lyrics and his own working-class environment. Springsteen’s melodies soon inspire Javed to find his own voice and follow his dreams.
★★★★”Combining both the universality and specificity of Springsteen’s music, Blinded By The Light is an exuberant anthem to the importance of music, the need to be seen and the hope of new possibilities.” Empire
★★★★”This infectiously charming comedy will leave you humming Springsteen tunes for days — and cheering when its earnest main character starts living the life he really want” Common Sense Media