Blinded by the Light (Relaxed Screening) 12A
This film is F-Rated
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From the archive
This film was last shown on 26 November 2019
1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen 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 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.
Showing as part of our Relaxed Screenings programme, where we show films in an environment designed to suit the needs of people living with dementia, their friends, families, carers and those that just prefer a relaxed environment.
- Gurinder Chadha
- 1 hour 57 minutes