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Blinded By The Light

2019 | PG-13 | Drama Teen

An inspirational drama set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.

U.S. Release Date

Blinded By The Light release date is set for Wednesday, August 14, 2019. This will be a Nationwide in theaters release.

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Directed by

Gurinder Chadha

Screenwriter

Sarfraz Manzoor
Paul Mayeda Berges
Gurinder Chadha

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for thematic material and language including some ethnic slurs

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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.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Inspired by a true story, based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll.
  • The story is underscored by the music and poetic lyrics of Springsteen, who gave writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) his blessing from the film’s inception.
  • Chadha’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Ben Smithard, production designer Nick Ellis, editor Justin Krish, and costume designer Annie Hardinge. The original score music is by A.R. Rahman.

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