Blinded By The Light

  • 12A

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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 singers powerful lyrics and his own working-class environment. Springsteens melodies soon inspire Javed to find his own voice and follow his dreams. ode to Springsteen is utterly joyous THE INDEPENDENT an exuberant anthem to the importance of music, the need to be seen and the hope of new possibilities EMPIRERunning time: 114 mins

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