Film Night – Blinded by the Light


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.

The film tells the story of Javed (Vivelk Kalra) a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of Luton 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 ‘the Boss’, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s 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.

Based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park, Blinded by the Light is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. 

Doors open at 7. Film starts at 7.30. Refreshments available. Donations only.