Running time 1h 58m | Directed by Gurinder Chadha | UK, USA | Comedy, drama

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Tuesday, September 17
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Friday, September 06
7:00 | 9:15 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 10
7:00 | 9:15

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Thursday, September 12
7:00 | 9:15

PG-13

Inspired by a true story, from writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) comes the inspirational drama Blinded by the Light, set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.

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.

The film is based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll and underscored by the music and poetic lyrics of Springsteen, who gave Chadha his blessing. (c) Warner Brothers

Blinded by the Light at its very best, captures the experience of being a fan, the pure exhilaration of it, and the sense of your vision opening out to vistas beyond your horizon.
Sheila O’Malley | RogerEbert.com | Full review

…don’t let its earnest trappings blind you to the beauty of its core….Nobody wins unless everybody wins,” Springsteen likes to say. This little movie is a big winner.
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal | Full review

Warm, funny, humane and deeply sincere, this ode to Bruce Springsteen, breaking free and belonging isn’t content merely to revel in Springsteen’s greatest hits – although it does, with vibrant, vicarious exhilaration.
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post | Full review