1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers Springsteen his world is turned upside down and his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet. Yearning to escape 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…’ Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Bhaji on the Beach) and based on the memoir of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this timely coming-of-age story proves that the right song has the capacity to transcend race, religion and place.
Blinded by the Light will be released on Fri 9 Aug.
We will be joined by director Gurinder Chadha and writer Sarfraz Manzoor for a Q&A following a preview screening of the film.